3 Luzon dams open gates amid rains from ‘Odette’

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08:54 AM September 18th, 2013

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

MANILA, Philippines — Three major dams in Luzon opened their gates amid rains caused by tropical storm Odette (international name Usagi) and the southwest monsoon.

The Ambuklao dam in Benguet, which has has a spilling level of 752.00 meters, opened its gate at 0.5m as its water level reached 751.66m, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Wednesday.

Binga dam also in Benguet, meanwhile, opened two gates at 1.5m. Its water level was at 573.80m and has a spilling level of 575.00m.

Magat dam in Isabela, which has a spilling level of 190m, opened two gates at 3m. Its water level was over its spilling level at 191.43m.

Tropical storm Odette continued to hover over Cagayan area as of Wednesday morning.

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