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Water level in major dams in Luzon on the rise amid rains

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 23 July 2018 09:43 AM

Photo captured by Charisse Cuaresma Laguerder yesterday in San Roque Dam located at Brgy. Cayanga Bugallon, Pangasinan

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Water level in major dams in Luzon continue to rise as multiple weather systems affect the country.

As of 6:00 a.m. Monday (July 23), Angat Dam’s water level in Bulacan rose by one meter from 195.8m on Sunday to 196.8m today.

At La Mesa Dam in Quezon City, water level rose to 76.03m today from 75.86m yesterday.

Water level at Ambuklao and Binga Dams exceeded critical level which prompted the opening of gates to facilitate release.

Ambuklao Dam in Benguet recorded an increase in water level by 0.76m from 750.26m yesterday to 751.02m today. Three of the dam’s gates remain open at a height of 1.5m.

Binga Dam in Agno River, also in Benguet, has recorded an increase in water reserve by almost a meter from 573.26m yesterday to 574.24m today. Four of the dam’s gates also remain open at a height of 4m.

Meanwhile, an embankment dam in Agno River, the San Roque Dam recorded the highest increase of 3.68m from 263.10m yesterday to 266.78m today.

Nueva Ecija’s Pantabangan Dam marked an increase of 1.32m from 191.28m yesterday to 192.6m today.

Magat Dam’s level in Cagayan has rose by 1.09m from 185.80m yesterday to 186.89m today while water level in Caliraya Dam in Lumban, Laguna also increased by 1.05m from 286.71m yesterday to 287.76m today. — Rey Pelayo / Marje Pelayo

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Habagat prevails over western sections of Luzon

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, 30 July 2018 10:26 AM

Satellite Image of Philippine Area of Responsibility as of July 30 9:40 a.m. (Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA)


Based on the forecast of weather state bureau PAGASA on July 30, the provinces of Mindoro, and Northern Palawan will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers due to habagat or southwest monsoon.

Meanwhile, there will be localized thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of the country that will likely occur in the late afternoon or evening.

PAGASA said there is no low-pressure area (LPA) that will affect the country within 24 hours. — Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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9 road sections in Luzon remain closed to traffic – DWPH

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 09:44 AM


MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) advised the public that several roads and bridges in Luzon remain impassable to motorists following the effects of tropical storms and monsoon rains.

On its official social media  account on Wednesday (July 25), the agency said six (6) road sections in Cordillera Administrative Region; one (1) in Region I and two (2) in Region III are closed.

Road closures were prompted by continuous flooding, landslide, and on-going restorations of damaged bridges.

The agency provided the list of affected road sections and alternative routes to guide the public. — Marje Pelayo








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NWRB to increase Metro Manila’s water allocation

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:47 PM

(PHOTOVILLE International / Apolinar Espos)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Despite the extreme hot weather, Angat Dam’s water level remains high at 194.3 meters which is 14 meter higher than its required level of 180 meters.

According to the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), Angat Dam’s water reserve is still enough to supply the overall domestic needs of the entire Metro Manila and irrigation in nearby areas in Luzon this dry season.

However, water level in La Mesa Dam is now critical due to increase in demand considering the extreme hot temperature.

“Idagdag mo pa na summer ngayon so ang consumption o ang demand ng regular customer natin ay mataas. Tapos peak siya ng summer wala pa masyadong ulan,” Jeric Sevilla of water concessionaire Manila Water.

(The summer season increases water consumption of regular customers. It’s the peak of summer, it hardly rains.)

Manila Water has reduced water pressure to its clients to prevent supply interruptions. This affects areas on higher grounds such as Marikina, San Mateo and Montalban in Rizal.

To address supply deficiency, Manila Water will request additional allocation from NWRB. This will be in addition to the 4,000 million liters per day that NWRB is supplying to two water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water.

Still, the NWRB calls on the public to help conserve water to prevent depletion of supply in the country’s water reservoirs.

“Mayroon ding responsibilidad ang mga kababayan natin na kahit nakahanda tayong magbigay ng karagdagang alokasyon, maganda na maging responsable sa paggamit ng tubig,” Sevillo David, the executive director of NWRB said.

(Even though we are prepared to give additional allocation, the public should also be responsible in their consumption.)

NWRB is expecting the early onset of rainy season, as forecasted by the weather agency PAGASA. This, according to NWRB, will be a big help to replenish the supply in Angat Dam and other major reservoirs. – Mon Jocson / Marje Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue


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