Angat releasing excess water from rains

Published December 27, 2020, 12:40 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan will release water from its reservoir Sunday amid the continuous increase of its water level due to rainfall from two low-pressure areas.

(JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said one gate of Angat Dam will be opened at 0.5 meters at 2 p.m.

A total discharge of 60 cubic meters per second is expected.

Around 11 a.m., PAGASA monitored the water level of Angat Dam at 213.28 meters, above the dam’s normal high water level at 212 meters.

Residents living in low-lying areas near Angat River, particularly in Norzagaray, Angat, San Rafael, Bustos, Baliuag, Pulilan, and Plaridel, were advised to take precautionary measures in case downstream flooding occurs.

Most of the water discharged from Angat Dam flows into the Ipo Dam, which has a current water level of 100.25 meters but is still below its 101-meter spilling level. 

Meanwhile, one of Magat Dam’s gates in Isabela continues to discharge water as of Sunday morning. 

Its current water level was 190.24 meters, which is almost three meters below the 193-meter normal high water level. 

 
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