Heavy rains caused flooding in several parts of Metro Manila on Sunday night but Angat Dam’s water level plunged just the same, now at 159.09 meters as of 6 a.m. Monday, 24 June 2019.
On Sunday, Angat’s level was 159.43m.
The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) previously assured that 36 cubic meters per second (CMS) will be allocated to Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water until the dam level reaches 150m, or 10 meters below the critical mark. Currently, water interruption as long as 17 hours are being experienced by residents of Metro Manila.
Other mitigating measures, such as the establishment of additional deep wells and cloud seeding operations, are ongoing, according to NWRB.
“We also appeal to everyone to do his or her share in water conservation efforts through responsible and wise use of water and help in the recovery of the Angat Dam to a more comfortable level for future use and requirements for domestic supply as well as irrigation,” an NWRB statement read.