MWSS water quota from Angat Dam reduced

Angat Dam

THE National Water Resources Board (NWRB) said it has reduced its June Angat Dam water allocation for the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to 46 cubic meters per second (CMS) from 48 CMS in May due to the continuing effects of El Niño.

In a statement, the agency also noted that it has suspended its allocation for irrigation. It did not say how long the freeze will take place.

As of 6 a.m. on June 13, Angat’s water level was at 164.02 meters, which is about 16 meters below its minimum operating level of 180 meters.

“Intermittent rains during the past few days have not significantly improved the water elevation in Angat Dam, which continues to decline daily. This is mainly due to the reduced amount of rainfall due to the weak El Niño persisting in the country,” it said.

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