Dams in Northern and Central Luzon have begun dumping excess waters due to strong rains brought by Typhoon “Ulysses,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Thursday.
PAGASA said that at 6 a.m. Thursday, the dams that started opening their gates were the Magat Dam in Isabela province, Ipo Dam in Bulcan, and BInga and Ambuklao dams in Benguet province.
Magat Dam has a water level of 190 meters and has two gates open since Wednesday, Nov. 11, with an estimated water outflow of 989 cubic meters per second (cms).
Ipo Dam’s water level is at 101.2 m and has four gates open with 587 cms outflow.
Binga and Ambuklao dams have water levels of 572.05 m and 751.08, respectively.
Binga has six gates open on Wednesday and has 495 cms. water outflow.
Ambuklao has four gates open with 557 cms. water outflow.