All gates of Angat and Ipo dams are now closed after releasing water on Saturday, resulting in flooding in some areas of Norzagaray, Bulacan province, PAGASA said on Sunday.
In an interview with Super Radyo dzBB, PAGASA hydrologist Rosalie Pagulayan said all gates at Angat dam have been closed since 5:30 am and gates at Ipo dam have been closed since 6 am.
At 6:00 AM, the water level (RWL) at the Angat Dam Reservoir was 214.04 meters, down from 215.03 meters on Saturday.
Angat Dam has an outflow level of 212 meters or normal high water level.
Meanwhile, Ipo Dam had an RWL of 101.21 meters on Sunday morning, just above Saturday’s 101.04 meters.
It has a runoff level of 101 meters or normal high water level.
Both dams had opened some gates to release water on Saturday after heavy rainfall in the past few days. His RWL at the dam also reached or approached spill level.
As a result, in Norzagaray, Bulacan province, at least 500 households were evacuated after their communities were flooded after water cannons were released.
“Flooding has been reported on the Angat River, especially in low-lying areas. In fact, this is not only caused by the release of water from dams. There are also what we call localized inflows or rains that are within the Angat rather than from that basin,” Pagulayan said.
(Many reported flooding incidents have been reported along the Angat River, especially in low-lying areas. In fact, this was not only caused by water discharge from dams. We also experienced local inflows and rainfall from outside the basin. However, Angat Kawauchi.)
She also advised PAGASA to issue flood advisories before the dam releases water, dam office operators to issue appropriate warnings to the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), and communities to prepare for potential floods. I explained. —KG, GMA Consolidated News