Angat Dam Might Reach Critical Level in 1-2 Days
The state weather agency PAGASA said that Angat Dam may reach its critical level in one (1) or two (2) days due to lack of rains.
On Thursday (June 20, 2019), PAGASA weather forecaster Benison Estareja said that the water level of Angat Dam dipped to 160.73 meters.
Estajera said that the dam might reach its critical level if there are no rains until the weekend.
The regulators explained that if the dam hits the 160-meter critical level, the allocation of water supply over Metro Manila may be reduced.
The lack of rains due to El Niño and the high demand of water supply over Metro Manila cause the declination of water in the dam.
Last month, NWRB cuts the water allocation for the agricultural sector because farmers are already in the middle of planting season and the food supply would not be affected anymore.
In March 2019, Angat Dam’s declining water level causes water shortage and interruption to Filipino consumers in Metro Manila.
PAGASA said that the effects of El Niño would continue to affect the country until August 2019.
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