Ambuklao and Binga dams in Benguet continue to release water from their reservoirs on Friday, July 30, amid heavy rainfall caused by the southwest monsoon, locally called “habagat.”
Based on the monitoring of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Ambuklao Dam has three gates opened at 1.5 meters. It is releasing 217.94 cubic meters per second of water.
As of 8 a.m., Friday, Ambuklao’s water level was at 750.65 meters, which is 1.35 meters lower than its 752.0-meter normal high water level.
Binga Dam also has three gates opened at 1.5 meters and releasing 236.83 cubic meters per second of water.
Its water level was at 574.17 meters, which is just 0.83 meters short of its 575.0-meter normal high water level.
PAGASA warned residents in barangays Dalupirip and Tinongdan in Itogon, Benguet to remain alert against possible flooding.
The majority of water discharge from Ambuklao Dam flows into Binga Dam, which in turn, releases water to San Roque.
PAGASA monitored that the current water level of San Roque Dam in Pangasinan was at 246.37 meters, which is still far from its 280.0-meter normal high water level.