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3 Luzon dams open gates amid rains from ‘Odette’

/ 08:54 AM September 18, 2013

Ambuklao Dam in Bokod town of Benguet. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

MANILA, Philippines — Three major dams in Luzon opened their gates amid rains caused by tropical storm Odette (international name Usagi) and the southwest monsoon.

The Ambuklao dam in Benguet, which has has a spilling level of 752.00 meters, opened its gate at 0.5m as its water level reached 751.66m, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Wednesday.

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Binga dam also in Benguet, meanwhile, opened two gates at 1.5m. Its water level was at 573.80m and has a spilling level of 575.00m.

Magat dam in Isabela, which has a spilling level of 190m, opened two gates at 3m. Its water level was over its spilling level at 191.43m.

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Tropical storm Odette continued to hover over Cagayan area as of Wednesday morning.

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