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3 Luzon dams continue to release excess water

/ 12:25 PM August 22, 2013

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.

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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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