Angat Dam water level dips, NWRB sees more water allocation reduction
MANILA, Philippines — The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) may further reduce the water allocation for Metro Manila should there be no rain to address the decline in Angat Dam’s water level.
“Kung wala po talagang ulan na pumapasok, titignan po natin yung alokasyon natin kung kailangan magkaroon ng bagong adjustment para po mapangalagaan natin ‘yung suplay hanggang umabot po itong pag-ulan,” NWRB Executive Director Sevillo David said Tuesday over an interview with Radyo INQUIRER.
“Umaasa po tayo na sana ay soonest na. Umuulan po dito sa Metro Manila pero hindi pa po umaabot doon sa Angat Dam,” he added.
Angat Dam’s water level further dropped below the 160-meter critical mark by 0.32 meters to 158.77 meters from 159.09 meters, based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) dam water level update on Tuesday.
NWRB said the Angat reserve could hit its lowest level at 157.57 meters this week if lack of rain persists.
Last Saturday, the NWRB already reduced the water allocation for Metro Manila from 40 cubic meters per second (cms) to 36 cms.
The continuing decline in Angat Dam’s water level, on the other hand, resulted in rotational water interruptions in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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