5 major dams in Luzon open gates; 1 on red alert due to heavy rains – Pagasa


Ipo dam. wikipilipinas.org photo

MANILA, Philippines – Some major dams in Luzon continued to spill water Monday morning as water levels continued to rise due to rains spawned by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm Maring (international name: Trami).

As of 6a.m., Ipo Dam in Bulacan kept one gate open at 0.3 meter as its water levels reached 100.28 meters or above its spilling level of 100.20 meters, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
Ambuklao Dam in Benguet, meanwhile, opened five gates at 7.5 meters as its water levels were at 749.71 meters, nearing its spilling level of 752.00 meters.
Binga Dam, which has a spilling level of 575.00 meters, opened six gates at 9.5 meters as its waters rose to 574.1 meters.
In Cagayan, Magat Dam left one gate opened at two meters as its water levels were at 191.42 meters, close to its spilling level of 193.00 meters.
Water levels at Caliraya Dam in Laguna were at 287.09 meters. It has a spilling level of 288.00 meters.

La Mesa Dam in Quezon City remained on red alert as its water levels rose to 79.69 meters, close to its spilling level of 80.15 meters, Pagasa said.

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