PAGASA Data Says Angat Dam Water Near Critical Level Today (April 26, 2019)
ANGAT DAM WATER – The Philippine Atmospheric Geological and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) data said that the water in Angat Dam is near the critical level today, April 26, 2019.
In the first quarter of year 2019, one of the societal problems that sparked was the shortage of water supply in the different areas in Metro Manila. It caught the attention of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
The 74-year-old President convened with the officials of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Manila Water, and other responsible offices over the problem.
Following the order of Pres. Duterte for the officials to shape up, the residents were provided with water supply.
Recently, another update regarding one of the water resource in Luzon crossed the surface.
Based on a recent report on ABS-CBN, the data from the Hydrology Division of PAGASA stated that the Angat Dam water is near the critical level today, April 26, 2019.
At around 6:00 o’clock in the morning, the level of water was at 180.73 meters which is near the 180 meters tagged as the critical or low level.
According to the report, National Water Resources Board (NWRB) director Sevillo David Jr. expressed that the Angat water is expected to reach the critical level this weekend.
Furthermore, David also said that the water level may also go as low as 173 meters in May. Meanwhile, the NWRB director clarified that it won’t affect the water supply for the Metro Manila residents.
According to him, the critical level mark is only intended for the irrigation.
Based on the report, while the water in Angat decreases, PAGASA data on Binga and Magat Dam show otherwise. On the part of the La Mesa Dam, it remained at 68.48 meters while Ipo has 100.99 meters.
We’ll keep you posted for updates on the matter.