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Typhoon Mawar’s rain not enough to increase Bulacan dams’ water elevation

UnliNews Online

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Typhoon Betty (international name: Mawar) fails to rise the water elevation of dams in this province.

Ret. Col. Manny Lukban, the officer in charge, of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of (PDRRMO) Bulacan told UnliNews Online during a phone interview that the water elevation of Angat Dam on Sunday morning was 190.52 meters while on Monday at 11 a.m. 190.29 meters.

“Hindi pa rin nakadagdag ng tubig sa mga dam yung nangyaring pag-ulan nung Friday at Saturday,” Lukban said.

According to Lukban, Angat Dam supplies more than 90 percent of Metro Manila’s drinking water and contributes to the hydropower supply to the Luzon Grid and irrigation supply to Bulacan and parts of Pampanga’s rice lands.

“The water elevation of the dam is 10.52 meters above its minimum operating level of 180 meters and 21.48 meters below its normal high water level,” Lukban added.

Usually, when its water elevation falls to 180 meters, the water supply of Angat Dam will be reserved for the raw water requirement for Metro Manila, and irrigation and hydropower supply supplies are stopped

On the other hand, water elevations of Ipo and Bustos Dams on Monday have also receded slightly in the last three days from 99.31 meters and 17.36 meters to 99.12 meters and 17.01 meters respectively. (Manny D. Balbin & Ramon Lazaroe)

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