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Angat Dam continues to recede despite rains

Aug 24, 2022 @ 9:33
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Angat Dam’s water level is dropping despite the onset of rains, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, the Angat Dam’s water elevation stood at 176.86 meters, below the normal high water level of 212.00 meters, the PDRRMO reported.

According to PDRRMO chief Liz Mungcal, the minimum operating level or critical level of Angat Dam is 180 meters.

She said the rains being experienced by the country were not enough to raise the dam’s water elevation.

Mungcal noted that the dam has not even been releasing irrigation supply to Bulacan and parts of Pampanga rice lands over the last five days.

Angat Dam is the main source of irrigation water for Bulacan and parts of Pampanga. It also supplies more than 90 percent of Metro Manila’s potable water.

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