Magat Dam releases water ahead of rain from Severe Tropical Storm Karding | Inquirer News

Magat Dam releases water ahead of rain from Severe Tropical Storm Karding

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 03:42 PM September 24, 2022
magat dam releases water ahead of Karding

Magat Dam (Inquirer File Photo/ Richard A. Reyes)

MANILA, Philippines – Magat Dam in Isabela released water on Saturday noon in preparation for rain that will be dumped by Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Karding, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Pagasa’s Hydro-Meteorology Division said Magat Dam opened one gate at 12 p.m. and discharged 200 cubic meters of water per second (cms).

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The following areas are likely to be affected by the water discharge from the dam:

Ifugao
Alfonso Lista

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Isabela
Ramon
San Mateo
Aurora
Cabatuan
Luna
Reina Mercedes
Burgos
Naguilian
Gamu

According to Pagasa’s advisory, the water levels in the Magat River and in the Main Cagayan River Basin are still below the alert level.

However, Pagasa added that Karding is expected to further intensify into a typhoon and it may raise Signal no. 4 over affected areas in the northern and central Luzon.

READ: ‘Karding’ now a severe tropical storm; Signal No. 2 in 3 areas, Signal No. 1 in NCR

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Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Karding. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya

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