TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said they will release water from Magat dam reservoir anytime on Friday, December 29.
This is still due to heavy rains brought by Northeast Monsoon which has been affecting Northern and Central Luzon over the past days.
In an advisory, NIA-Magat said they will release water at 200 cubic meters per second. They added that this rate may increase depending on the amount of rainfall.
Earlier, PAGASA has commenced flood precaution period of the dam discharge warning for Magat River Basin.
Magat administration advised the public to avoid crossing or going near river banks to avoid danger. Residents near rivers are also advised to move valuables and livestock in higher places.
Meanwhile, Tersing boulevard near Barangay Cataggaman, this city, has been reportedly been submerged since Thursday, December 28, due to rise of water level from Pinacanauan river.
The state weather bureau said on Friday cloudy skies with scattered rains are still expected in the region.
Further, moderate to strong winds and rough to very rough coastal waters are also expected. Northernforum.net