‘Tisoy’ raises water level of Angat Dam


CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan, Dec. 2 (PNA) – Monsoon rains enhanced by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) have slightly elevated the water level of the Angat Dam since the water disturbance entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday afternoon.

Monitoring by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) of Bulacan showed that the water level of Angat Dam was at 188.82 meters on Saturday morning that slightly rose to 188.98 meters on Sunday at 8:00 am and 189.07 meters at 8 am on Monday or a slight increase of 0.25 meter when typhoon Tisoy entered PAR on Saturday.

However, an advisory by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released by the PDRRMO Bulacan said the province is expected to experience intermittent to occasional heavy rains.

These are expected to raise further the water elevation of Angat Dam that is still 22.95 meters below its ideal end-of-the-year water level of 212 meters that is only four weeks to go from today.

“As of 2 p.m. this Monday, Bulacan is now under Signal No. 2 (winds of 61 km/h to 120 km/h),” Liz Mungcal, PDDRMO Bulacan chief said.

Mungcal added that school classes were suspended on Monday up to senior high school in the towns of Bulakan, San Miguel, Angat, Pulilan, DRT and City of Malolos both for public and private schools while all levels were suspended in Sta. Maria, Baliuag, Calumpit, Pandi, and City of San Jose Del Monte. (RONDA BALITA Online)


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