Aghon fails to raise water level of Magat Dam in Isabela

Aghon fails to raise water level of Magat Dam in Isabela

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 07:09 PM May 28, 2024

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RAMON, Isabela — Despite spawning rains, Typhoon Aghon (international name: Ewiniar) failed to raise the water level at Magat Dam, situated between General Aguinaldo village here and Alfonso Lista town in nearby Ifugao province.

Gileu Michael Dimoloy, department manager of the National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Integrated Irrigation System, reported on Tuesday (May 28) that the reservoir’s level had actually decreased to 176.61 meters above sea level, down from 177 meters in previous days.


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The inflow was measured at 55.93 cubic meters per second, while the outflow for irrigation was 131 cubic meters per second.

Citing the minimal inflow, Dimoloy said they might delay the irrigation supply to the South High Canal and Oscariz Main Canal, which serve the rice farms in the southern part of Isabela and nearby Diffun town in Quirino province.

READ: Private firms deny roles in Magat Dam operation

Local farmers also lamented the minimal rain brought by Aghon over the past two days.

“The rain hasn’t even soaked the fields,” farmer Rodel Lachica told the Inquirer. INQ

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