Despite rains, Angat Dam water level still dropping


Posted at May 29 2014 05:01 PM | Updated as of May 30 2014 06:38 AM

MANILA - The water level in Angat Dam continued to drop on Thursday despite the rains in the past few days, the state weather bureau PAGASA said.

PAGASA, in its latest advisory, said the dam's water level fell to 175.36 meters above sea level from Wednesday's 175.76 meters.

This is still below the critical level of 180 meters.

The Angat Dam supplies 90 percent of Metro Manila's water requirements.

PAGASA said water level in four other dams in Luzon also continued to dip.

La Mesa Dam - 77.49 meters from 77.52 meters
Ambuklao Dam - 741.48 meters from 741.50 meters
Magat Dam - 166.57 meters from 166.58 meters
Caliraya Dam - 286.46 meters from 286.72 meters

However, water level in the following dams increased.

Ipo Dam - 99.86 meters from 99.83 meters
Binga Dam - 568.43 meters from 568.19 meters
San Roque Dam - 236.59 meters from 236.33 meters
Pantabangan Dam - 182.47 meters from 182.43 meters
-- Report from dzMM