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Angat Dam Water Level Now Below Critical Point

ANGAT DAM WATER LEVEL – The level of the water in Angat Dam continues to drop and it is now below the critical level.

One of the main sources of water in Luzon is the Angat. That is why a lot of people are worried whenever the water level drops – which is unfortunately inevitable considering the different factors around.

One of the many possible causes of the dropping of the water level in the dam is because of the summer season in the Philippines. Previously, it was reported that the water level is near the critical point.

Angat Dam Water Level
Photo Courtesy of Manila Bulletin

On April 26, 2019, the data from the Philippine Atmospheric Geological and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) showed that the water level in Angat is at 180.73 meters at around 6:00 o’clock in the morning.

The point that is tagged as the critical or low level is 180 meters. Sevillo David Jr., the director of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), has previously expressed that the water is expected to reach the said point.

Furthermore, the NWRB Director also said that, by May, the water level in Angat may reach as low as 173 meters. Meanwhile, he clarified that it will affect the irrigation but not the supplies for the residents.

Recently, an update regarding the Angat Dam water level crossed the surface. Based on an article on ABS-CBN News, the level has dropped further to 178.95 meters. It is now below the critical or low level.

According to the report, the said dam is responsible for providing water to the residents in Metro Manila and in Central Luzon.

We’ll keep you posted for further updates.

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