Ambuklao Dam continues spilling operations; Binga, Magat dams close gates

Published October 22, 2021, 5:54 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Binga, Ambuklao, and Magat Dams (PNA / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ambuklao Dam in Benguet continued to discharge excess water from its reservoir on Friday, Oct. 22, amid rains from the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Based on the PAGASA’s monitoring as of 8 a.m., Ambuklao Dam still has two gates opened at 0.6 meters.

Its water level was at 751.0 meters, which is just a meter below its 752.0-meter normal high water level.

PAGASA continues to advise residents on Brgy. Ambuklao, Bokod, Benguet to remain vigilant against possible flooding.

Meanwhile, Binga Dam in Benguet and Magat Dam in Isabela have already stopped their spilling operations on Friday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 21, respectively.

Binga Dam’s water level was at 574.18 meters, which is 0.82 meters short of its 575.0-meter normal high water level.

The water level of Magat Dam was at 190.96 meters, which is 2.04 meters lower than its 193.0-meter spilling level.