Tisoy boosts Angat Dam's water; still below operating level

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Posted at Dec 04 2019 11:40 AM | Updated as of Dec 04 2019 11:50 AM

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MANILA - Rains from the country's strongest storm so far this year raised Angat Dam's water level on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said, but it was still not enough to reach normal operating level.

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, the level of Metro Manila's main source of water was at 193.47 meters versus 188.97 meters on Tuesday, PAGASA said.

The figure was above the critical level of 160 meters but still below the normal operating level of 205 meters. Angat Dam's declining level earlier prompted regulators to slash the water supply allocation in Metro Manila.

The water level of Ipo Dam and La Mesa Dam also rose to 101.2 and 77.55 meters, respectively, on Wednesday compared with 100.15 and 77.42 meters on Tuesday, according to PAGASA.

Severe tropical storm Tisoy on Tuesday lashed southern Luzon as a typhoon, claiming at least 2 lives in Oriental Mindoro, prompting the closure of Manila's airport, and leaving uprooted trees, knocked down power lines and a damaged airport in its wake.

Tisoy is forecast to leave the Philippine area of responsibility between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, PAGASA said.