Angat Dam to Breach Lowest Ever Level on Record
A National Water Resources Board executive said that the Metro Manila’s main water source Angat Dam may dip to its lowest ever level this week.
On Wednesday (June 26, 2019), the National Water Resources Board Executive Director Sevillo David Jr said that Angat Dam’s water level is currently at 158.40-meter as of 6:00 am.
David said that the recent rains brought by the southwest monsoon failed to ease the dam’s water level.
Angat Dam’s water level is already below its 160-meter critical level and might hit its lowest ever level of 157.56-meter recorded in July 2010.
“Kung magpapatuloy po ito at wala pong mga pag-ulan na darating sa mga susunod na araw, sa tantya po natin, bago magtapos ang linggo, baka malampasan po iyung record na pinakamababang naitala po noong 2010,” David said.
NWRB said that the water supply in Metro Manila has been already reduced due to the declining level of Angat Dam.
Many areas are already experiencing service interruption and rotation water supply outages.
However, PAGASA said that the monsoon rains will prevail over parts of Central Luzon.
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