MANILA, (PNA) — As the weather improves, Ambuklao Dam in Benguet already closed its gates while Binga Dam also in Benguet kept one gate open to let out excess water since its water level remained high, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Saturday.
As of 6 a.m., Binga still kept one gate open at 0.6 meter as its water level rose to 574.42 meters or 0.58 meters short its spilling level of 575 meters as compared to 574.21 meters Friday.
PAGASA said Ambuklao Dam closed its spill gate as of 6 a.m. Saturday and the water level of Ambuklao was at 751.38 meters below the dam’s spilling level of 752 meters.
PAGASA said Ambuklao had kept one gate open at 0.3 meter on Friday.
Ambuklao and Binga’s water flows downstream to the San Roque Dam in Pangasinan, which can contain the water spillage.
San Roque Dam’s water level stood at 274.54 meters as of 6 a.m. Saturday, or way below its normal 280.00-meter level.
In Novaliches, Quezon City, La Mesa Dam’s water level stood at 78.96 meters, or below the spilling level of 80.15 meters and it is in green alert or in operational level as its water level in normal following improved weather condition in Metro Manila.
PAGASA said on Saturday that rain may fall over parts of the country as the inter-tropical convergence zone is across Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao.
Meanwhile, water levels of Magat Dam in Isabela, Ipo and Angat Dam in Bulacan, Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija, and Caliraya Dam in Laguna are either below or at normal levels, the weather agency added.