5 Central Luzon dams, facilities damaged by quake


Posted at Apr 23 2019 04:20 PM

MANILA - Several dams in Central Luzon were damaged by Monday's strong earthquake, the National Irrigation Administration said on Tuesday. 

Most of the dams in the Region 3 were safe, but 5 facilities in 3 provinces were damaged and needed immediate repairs, NIA said. 

The Cong. Dadong Dam in Arayat, Pampanga showed cracks, with repairs estimated to cost P20 million. 

The National Irrigation Administration reports 5 dams in Central Luzon were damaged by the Luzon quake on April 22, 2019. ABS-CBN News

The Mangindong Dam in Dinalupihan, Bataan had cracks on a footbridge with repairs estimated at P10 million.

Also damaged in Bataan was the Balsik Dam in the town of Hermosa, where a portion of the main canal collapsed. Repairs to the dam will cost P5 million. 

In Zambales, NIA also reported cracks on a portion of the Bucao Intake facility in the town of Bucao. Cracks were also noted on the retaining walls of a diversion dam in Brgy. San Pablo in the town of Castillejos. Repairs to the 2 facilities will cost P15 million, NIA said.