Angat Dam’s water continues critical downtrend, while La Mesa dam’s water level still up due to rains

The latest water levels recorded in various dams can be seen in PAGASA’s dam monitoring . Angat Dam’s water level continued to dip despite occasional heavy rains. (Photo grabbed from DOST-PAGASA website (Courtesy PAGASA-DOST)


(Eagle News) – Despite occasional heavy rains in parts of Luzon, Angat Dam’s water level continued to dip below the 160-meter critical level with the latest recorded level at 157.96 meters as of Saturday morning, June 29.

Saturday morning’s water level in Angat Dam was six centimeter below Friday morning’s level of 158.02 meters.

Since June 22, Angat Dam’s water level continued to go below the critical level despite the monsoon rains.

But the country’s weather bureau said this was not enough as continuous heavy downpour from successive strong storms or typhoons is needed by Angat dam to break the continuous decline of its water level.

Angat Dam’s water level continued to go down beyond its critical level of 160 meters. In this photo taken by Eagle News Service reporter Earlo Bringas on Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, areas and embankment that were previously submerged are now exposed as the water level in Angat Dam continued to drop. As of Thursday morning, June 27, the water level in Angat Dam was recorded at 158.15 meters. (Photo by Earlo Bringas/Eagle News Service)

In contrast, La Mesa Dam continues to increase its water level benefiting from the occasional heavy rains dumped by the Southwest Monsoon.

La Mesa Dam’s water level, as of Saturday morning, June 29, was recorded at 70.95 meters, up by 77 centimeters from (June 28) Friday morning’s 70.18 meters.

Occasional heavy monsoon rains continue to be felt over Metro Manila on Saturday, as well as over Ilocos Region, Cagayan, Batanes, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, MIMAROPA, Antique and Aklan.

The rest of Luzon and Visayas will continue to experience light to moderate with occasional heavy rains.

PAGASA said a Low Pressure Area has been spotted 840 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes as of 10 a.m. Saturday. As of 3 p.m., it has moved nearer and was located 780 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes.

“The LPA may develop into a Tropical Depression (TD) within 48 hours,” the weather bureau said.