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Angat Dam water level slightly up due to Habagat rains —PAGASA

The water level in Angat Dam in Bulacan went up slightly due to rains brought about by the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat), data from PAGASA showed on Sunday.

At 6 a.m., the reservoir water level (RWL) at Angat Dam was at 179.06 meters, up by 0.58 meter from the 178.48-meter RWL on Saturday. 

This is still a long way however from the dam's normal high water level or spilling level of 210 meters. Angat Dam supplies 90% of Metro Manila’s water needs.

The level of water in La Mesa Dam, Binga Dam, San Roque Dam, Pantabangan Dam, and Magat Dam also increased on Sunday, according to PAGASA.

La Mesa Dam in Quezon City had a RWL of 78.99 meters on Sunday morning, an increase over the 78.77-meter RWL on Saturday.

Binga Dam in Benguet had a water level reading of 568.58 meters on Sunday, which is 0.22 meter more than the 568.36-meter RWL on Saturday.

San Roque Dam's RWL was at 237.76 meters on Sunday, up by 1.12 meter from the 236.64-meter reading on Saturday.

In Nueva Ecija, Pantabangan Dam's RWL increased by 0.76 meter on Sunday to reach 179.77 meters, up from the 179.01 meter RWL on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Magat Dam which straddles Ifugao and Isabela had its RWL increase from 163.56 meters on Saturday to 164.08 meters on Sunday.

The water levels of Ipo Dam in Bulacan, Ambuklao Dam in Benguet and Caliraya Dam in Laguna on the other hand decreased on Sunday.

Ipo Dam's RWL was at 100.02 meters on Sunday, slightly down from the 100.03 meters on Saturday.

The RWL of Ambuklao Dam was at 741.82 meters on Sunday, a slight decrease from Saturday's 741.91-meter RWL.

Caliraya Dam's RWL on the other hand was at 286.22 meters on Sunday, down by 0.06 meters from the 286.28-meter reading on Saturday.

The Southwest Monsoon continues to affect the country on Sunday and will bring occasional rains over Metro Manila, Western Visayas, La Union, Pangasinan, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, and Mimaropa except the northern portion of Palawan, PAGASA said. 

Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, and the northern portion of Palawan on the other hand will have monsoon rains, with the possibility of flooding or landslides due to scattered to widespread rains. —KG, GMA Integrated News

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