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Ipo, Magat dams still releasing water after Karding's passage

Two Luzon dams still had one floodgate open each on Monday morning after Typhoon Karding passed through the Luzon landmass.

At 6 a.m. on Monday, Ipo Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan had one gate open at 0.50 meter to release water, according to data from PAGASA.

The dam's reservoir water level (RWL) was at 101.05 meters at 6 a.m., very near the 101.10-meter normal high water level (NHW) or spilling level.

Ipo Dam started releasing water at 8 p.m. on Sunday as Karding threatened to bring heavy rains.

Magat Dam, which straddles Ifugao and Isabela, also had one floodgate open at one meter at 6 a.m. on Monday.

The RWL of Magat Dam was at 186.76 meters at 6 a.m., just a few meters away from the 190-meter NHWL.

The water level in Angat Dam, which is also in Norzagaray, Bulacan, went up to 183.97 meters at 6 a.m. on Monday. The dam's RWL on Sunday morning was 177.16 meters. Still, Angat Dam's RWL is still far from the 210-meter NHWL.

All the other dams in Luzon had their water levels increased after Karding brought rains. The exception is Binga Dam in Benguet, whose RWL went down on Monday to 570.78 meters from the 571 meters on Sunday.

Although it has already exited the Luzon landmass and is currently over the coastal waters of northern Zambales, Typhoon Karding will still bring heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over parts of Luzon on Monday, PAGASA said.

Karding is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday night. —KG, GMA News