Water levels in La Mesa, Angat, Ipo dams drop
MANILA, Philippines – Water levels in dams supplying water to Metro Manila and nearby areas dipped Tuesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Pagasa’s updated table on water levels showed that the dams of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa system — the major source of water for Metro Manila, experienced further declines in the last 24 hours.
The critical water level in La Mesa Dam in Quezon City continued to drop from 68.93 meters to 68.85 meters.
That level is 11.30 meters below the normal high water level of 80.15 meters, Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, Angat Dam’s water level dropped to 200.28 meters from 200.59, or 11.72 meters lower than the normal high water level of 212.00 meters.
Ipo Dam, showed a .01-meter decline in the last 24 hours, but is still slightly higher than the normal high water level of 101 meters.
Amid the decline of water supply, water concessionaire Manila Water has been implementing water supply interruptions in some areas in Metro Manila and Rizal.
The concessionaire also warned that water supply interruptions would continue until the end of the summer because of La Mesa Dam’s declining water level. / gsg
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