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3 Luzon dams continue to release excess water




12:25 PM August 22nd, 2013

By: Frances Mangosing, August 22nd, 2013 12:25 PM

Ambuklao Dam in Bokod town of Benguet. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

MANILA, Philippines—Three dams in Luzon continued to keep their gates open to release excess water, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

As of 8 a.m. Ipo Dam in Bulacan, Ambuklao and Binga Dams in Benguet maintained their gates open.

Magat Dam in Cagayan has already closed its gate.

La Mesa Dam in Quezon City continued to overflow, with 80.27 meters of water, way above its spilling level of 80.15 meters.

Marikina River was still under alert level 2 with 16.3 meters as of 11a.m. There were 17,607 evacuees in temporary shelters as of posting time.

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