Angat Dam water level breaches critical level anew


Posted at Jul 11 2019 08:56 AM

The water level at Angat Dam, which serves as Metro Manila’s main source of water, has breached the 160-meter critical level as of Thursday morning, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

Dam information from PAGASA showed Angat Dam’s water level was at 159.93 meters as of 6 a.m. Thursday, lower than the 160.3 meters recorded Wednesday morning.

Declining water levels prompted the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) to slash the water supply allocation in Metro Manila to 3.1 billion liters per day from the normal 4 billion liters per day since May.

Dr. Carlos Primo David earlier warned Metro Manila's principal source of water supply may get depleted in just 3 weeks if rains fail to replenish water in Angat Dam.

PAGASA has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers over the provinces of Aurora, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Apayao, Abra, Benguet, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya caused by localized thunderstorms this Thursday.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest will prevail over northern and western section of Northern Luzon and the coastal waters along these area will be moderate to rough, PAGASA said.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the South to Southwest over the rest of Northern Luzon and in Aurora Province with slight to moderate seas.