Ambuklao, Binga dams keep gates open
At least two dams in Northern Luzon kept their gates open Thursday to let out excess water, even as state weather forecasters said they see no more weather disturbance affecting the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
PAGASA said the Ambuklao and Binga Dams, both in Benguet in the Cordillera region, kept one and two gates open respectively as of 6 a.m. Thursday.
It said the water level at Ambuklao had risen slightly, while that at Binga remained the same as of 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Ambuklao kept one gate open Thursday morning as its water level was at 751.28 meters, slightly up from 751.23 meters Wednesday.
The high water level at Ambuklao is 752 meters.
Binga kept two gates open as its water level was at 574.39 meters, the same as Wednesday's level. This was below the high level of 575 meters.
Earlier Thursday, PAGASA forecaster Bernie de Leon said a weather disturbance—a shallow low-pressure area—east of Mindanao has dissolved, but the southwest monsoon will continue to bring rain over Luzon and Western Visayas.
De Leon also reminded fishermen in parts of Northern Luzon not to go out to sea yet because of the big waves there. –KG, GMA News
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