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Dams reach near spilling levels, open gates

/ 12:05 PM July 21, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression “Ferdie” have caused dams to reach near spilling levels, the state weather bureau said Saturday.

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Binga Dam in Benguet opened one gate at 0.5meter after its water level reached 574.12 meters, with a critical level of 575.00 meters, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

La Mesa Dam in Quezon City, with a critical level of 80.15 meters, has reached 79.18meters, while Ipo Dam in Bulacan has reached 99.78 meters, with a spilling level of 100.80

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Meanwhile, Caliraya Dam in Quezon has reached 287.61 meters, with a spilling level of 288.00

Tropical depression “Ferdie” has slightly accelerated as it continues to traverse Balintang Channel, a small waterway that separates Babuyan Islands and Batanes province.

As of 7:00 a.m., it was seen 90 km north northwest of Laoag City, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center.

Originally posted: 11:18 am | Saturday, July 21st, 2012

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