New waterway reduces Candaba flooding, says DPWH
A new artificial waterway in Candaba in Pampanga province has reduced flooding from weather disturbances in the town known to be perennially swamped by rains.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) attributed the lessened flooding to a cut-off channel, or a man-made waterway that provides slope protection and diverts water flowing from Pampanga River.
The DPWH recently completed construction of the cut-off channel, a flood control dike project of DPWH-Upmo Flood Control Management Cluster (FCMC), officials said.
The project consists of two dikes and slope protection at the Candaba Bridge, a 180-meter bridge along Candaba-Sta Ana Road across the cut-off channel.
The waterway “effectively diverted the flow of Pampanga River and mitigated the impending floods brought by southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Fabian,” the DPWH said.
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