Bataan Freeport Dam opens floodgate after heavy rains raised reservoir level
MARIVELES, BATAAN – The dam serving the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB, formerly the Bataan Export Processing Zone) began discharging water on Thursday (June 14) after heavy rains raised its reservoir levels, according to the Bataan provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC).
Operators of the FAB dam opened one floodgate, when the dam elevation rose to 156.85 meters above sea level (masl). The dam’s spilling level is 157 masl.
Knee-deep floods were reported along the busy Luzon Avenue, inside the freeport. Other streets remained passable to all types of vehicles.
The Mariveles dam supplies potable water to FAB locators and commercial and business establishments. GREG REFACCION
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