La Mesa dam. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines—Residents along Tullahan River in Quezon City were advised to evacuate as the La Mesa Dam reached spilling level Friday morning due to heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm “Mario.”
In an advisory, the Manila Water said that at around 10 a.m., the water lever reached the 80.15-meter mark, the red alert level of the dam.
The Manila Water also advised residents along Tullahan River to “take extreme caution.”
The reservoir supplies potable water to most of Metro Manila.
Water from the dam goes into the Tullahan River, which flows through the northern part of Quezon City, including the Fairview area, as well as the cities of Malabon, Valenzuela, and Caloocan before draining into Manila Bay.
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