Angat dam water level continues to dip despite rains; but water in La Mesa, Ipo dams still up



(Eagle News) – The water level of Angat dam continued to go down despite the rains brought by storm Falcon as it dipped to 158.27 meters as of 6 a.m. today, Thursday, July 18.

From 158.38 meters on Wednesday 6 a..m., July 17, the water level decreased by 11 centimeters, according to PAGASA’s latest dam update.

This meant that the water level is now almost two meters below the 160 meter critical level.

But La Mesa dam’s water level continued to go up as it benefited from the recent rains.

It is now at 72.73 meters as of Thursday morning, 6 a.m., July 18, up from Wednesday morning’s 72.53 meters, increasing by 20 centimeters.

Ipo dam’s water level likewise increased by 1 meter and 8 centimeters, at 100.43 meters up from Wednesday morning’s 99.53 meters.

Ipo dam is just downstream of Angat Dam in Bulacan. This meant is almost near its normal high water level of 101 meters.

Angat, Ipo and La Mesa dams are the main sources of Metro Manila’s water supply.

The water from these dams are “processed by the La Mesa and Balara Treatment Plants, which converts it from a raw state to clean and potable water,” according to Metropolitan Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).

The water from the Angat Dam, the major supply source for the metropolis, is funneled directly to Ipo Dam.