Ipo Dam releases water; La Mesa reaches critical level
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Ipo Dam releases water; La Mesa reaches critical level

Manila : Philippines | Jul 03, 2012 at 12:42 AM PDT
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Lamesa Dam, Eco Park

DAM Conditions

Elevation at Ipo Dam 100.87 meters. Spilling level is 100.2 meters. 42.7 cms of water now being released to Angat River.

At 6:45 this morning, two gates of the Ipo Dam were opened as the level of water reached over 101 meters, exceeding the normal level.

Dam officials say the gates will remain open as long as the rains continue.

Advisories have been issued to the local governments of Norzagaragay, Angat, San Rafael, Bustos, Baliuag and Calumpit.

Meanwhile, La Mesa Dam in Quezon City is now on red alert and evacuation of nearby residents has been recommended.

Rainfall

At 02:00 PM, 6.0 mm of rainfall at Science Garden, Quezon City, 5.3 mm at Dalandanan, Valenzuela City, 3.5 at Pasig City, 5.0 at La Mesa, 5.5 mm at Port Area, Manila and 6.1 mm at Ususan, Taguig City were observed and most likely to continue for the next hour.

Possible flooding in low-lying areas and those located near the river channels.

SOURCE: ANC

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Ipo Dam releases water
Elevation at Ipo Dam 100.87 meters. Spilling level is 100.2 meters. 42.7 cms of water now being released to Angat River.
jesettextine is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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