Ipo dam breaches spilling level


Posted at Aug 01 2012 12:36 PM | Updated as of Aug 02 2012 07:44 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Ipo dam in Bulacan has breached its spilling level, data from state weather bureau PAGASA released Wednesday showed.

PAGASA said, as of 10 a.m., the water level at Ipo dam was already .02 meter above its spilling level of 100.8 meters.

The water level at La Mesa dam in Quezon City, meanwhile, was at 79.77 meters, or 0.38 meter short its spilling level of 80.15 meters.

PAGASA observed that the water levels in 6 of 9 major dams in Luzon had risen in a 28-hour span.

Meanwhile, the Ambuklao and Binga dams in Benguet were still releasing waters on Wednesday due to heavy rains in the past days brought by typhoon “Gener” and the southwest monsoon.

PAGASA said, as of 10 a.m., 2 gates of Ambuklao dam were opened by 2 meters each, while 4 gates were opened by 4 meters each in Binga dam.

Water level at Ambuklao was at 751.52 meters, which was 0.8 meter below the dam’s spilling level of 752 meters.

On the other hand, water level at Binga dam was at 572.92 meters, or 2.08 meters short of its spilling level of 575 meters.