TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Residents in Cagayan Valley region were warned of possible flashfloods and landslides due as Magat Dam opened one of its gate as the dam nears its critical level.
In an advisory, Magat irrigation administration said it opened one half meter of its gate to release 100 cubic meters per second.
As of 4 pm on Friday, August 25, the dam’s water elevation was recorded at 188.30 meters. It’s critical level is 190 meters.
The outflow is 306 cubic meters per second while the inflow is at 472 cubic meters per second.
The state weather bureau PAGASA on Friday morning issued a flood advisory the following areas:
- Upper main Cagayan River and its tributaries- Ganano River, Magat River, Diadi River, and Addalam River;
- Middle main Cagayan River and its tributaries- Pinacanauan River of Ilagan, Pinacanauan River of Tumauini, Pinacanauan River of San Pablo, and the Siffu-Mallig River; and
- Lower main Cagayan River and its tributaries- Pinacanauan River of Tuguegarao, Pared River, Chico River, and Dummun River.
PAGASA warned the residents of possible flashfloods and landslides if there are continuous raining in the upper, middle, and lower Cagayan River and its tributaries.
Earlier, Cagayan information officer Rogie Sending said the provincial disaster team is closely monitoring the rise of Cagayan River’s water level because the province serves as catch basin of surrounding provinces of Cagayan Valley and Cordillera regions. Northernforum.net