Water at La Mesa dam continues to riseBy Riza Olchondra
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Water kept rising at the La Mesa reservoir in Quezon City on Tuesday even as it spilled water from heavy rains.
At 5 a.m., water at La Mesa had reached 80.41 meters or 7 centimeters higher since the previous hour, Manila Water Company Inc. communications manager Jeric Sevilla said in a text message. The Ayala-led water services provider regularly monitors the water level at the facility.
At 3 a.m. the water level at the reservoir was at 80.33 meters, steady since 2 a.m.
La Mesa had 80.31 meters at 1 a.m., up by 3 centimeters from the level an hour earlier.
The reservoir starts to spill after 80.15 meters.
The water at La Mesa receded towards late noon Monday after reaching its maximum level in the morning.
La Mesa’s waters reached 80.15 meters from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Monday after more than two weeks of heavy rains.
The water level dropped steadily during the day and reached 80.11 meters as of 5 p.m. but started inching up anew after 6 p.m.
Water from La Mesa goes into the Tullahan River, which flows through the northern part of Quezon City, including the Fairview area, as well as the cities of Malabon, Valenzuela, and Caloocan.
The river drains into Manila Bay.
Originally posted: 12:49 am | Tuesday, August 7th, 2012