One lock was still open at two Luzon dams Monday morning after Typhoon Carding passed through Luzon.
PAGASA data showed that at 6 am on Monday, one 0.50 meter gate was opened to release water at the Ipo Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan province.
The reservoir water level (RWL) of the dam was 101.05 meters at 6:00 am, very close to the normal high water level (NHW) or runoff water level of 101.10 meters.
The Ipodum started water cannons at 8pm on Sunday as Carding threatened to bring heavy rain.
Magat Dam, which straddles Ifugao and Isabela, also had a single one-meter lock open at 6 a.m. on Monday.
Magat Dam’s RWL was 186.76 meters at 6am, just a few meters away from the NHWL of 190 meters.
Water levels at Angat Dam, also in Norzagaray, Bulacan province, rose to 183.97 meters at 6 am Monday morning. His RWL at the dam on Sunday morning was 177.16 meters. Still, his RWL at Angatdam is still far from the NHWL of 210 metres.
Water levels rose at all other dams in Luzon after Carding brought rain. The exception is Benguet’s Binga Dam, whose RWL dropped from 571m on Sunday to 570.78m on Monday.
Already out of land in Luzon and now over coastal waters north of Zambales, Typhoon Carding will bring heavy downpours to parts of Luzon on Monday, with occasional heavy rains, PAGASA said. said.
Carding is scheduled to leave his territory of responsibility in the Philippines on Monday night. —KG, GMA News