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Angat Dam still below minimum operating level

/ 04:50 AM September 07, 2022
Spillway of Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan

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 — The water level in Angat Dam, which supplies 90 percent of Metro Manila’s water requirements, has remained below its minimum operating level, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) said on Tuesday.

“Currently, the water level in Angat Dam is at 177.93 meters,” Sevillo David Jr. executive director of the NWRB, said during the Laging Handa briefing.

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The dam is 2.07 meters below its minimum operating level at 180 meters. Sevilla said the rains brought by the recent tropical storms in the country were not enough to raise the water level in the dam.

“If we compare it to the previous years, the water level is still low because we want it not to be lower than the minimum operating level of 180 meters,” he said.

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According to him, the target water level for Angat Dam to ensure enough water supply for next year is at 212 meters.

—NESTOR CORRALES

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