Water Shortage will continue as rain fails to fill Angat Dam, Manila’s main water source

On Sunday, July 14, it has been updated that Angat Dam’s water level continues to drop critical level on according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

As of 6:00 a.m., Sunday, the state’s weather bureau, PAGASA has reported that Metro Manila’s main source of water, Angat Dam, had its water level drop to 159.15 meters which is lower than what was measured on Saturday morning, 159.45 meters.

In July 2010, as the Philippines’ experienced El Niño, it was recorded as the reservoir’s lowest level as the water level of Angat dropped to 157.55 meters.

To restore normal operations, Angat watershed must raise its water level and it is estimated that 2 to 3 tropical storms are needed, according to the National Water Resources Board.

Parts of Metro Manila, Rizal, and Cavite are affected by the water shortage.

(ALSO READ: Manila Water: Water shortage may last until August)

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