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Rains raise Angat’s water level by 5 meters

/ 04:55 AM April 12, 2022
Spillway of Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan. STORY: Rains raise Angat’s water level by 5 meters

The spillway of Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan. This photo was taken during a dry spell in
June 2019. (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Heavy rain raised Angat Dam’s water level by almost 5 meters since April 5. As of Monday, the dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan, recorded a water level of 195.40 m, slightly higher from 190.60 m on April 5.

However, it remains below the normal water level of 212 m.

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Rosalie Pagulayan, hydrologist at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the heavy rainfall within the watershed on April 5 raised the 190.60-m water level to 192.38 m or by 1.78 m on April 6 — the biggest single-day jump since its water supply started going down during the dry season.

“It’s good news. The rain episodes for the past couple of days caused an influx starting April 6,” she said.

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The water level has risen steadily since then as rainfall continued in the days that followed. Angat supplies water to Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

—FRANCES MANGOSING

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