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Angat Dam inches up above critical level, thanks to monsoon

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The southwest monsoon brings rain over the Angat Dam, causing its water level to rise slightly above 160 meters on Friday, July 19

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Angat Dam drops below critical level again

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The Angat Dam's water level plunges to 159.93 meters as of 6 am on Thursday, July 11

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: Robredo 'proposes widening pipes' as solution to water crisis

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo never said the water crisis could be solved by widening water pipes

Manila Water, Maynilad to still get limited supply from Angat Dam

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Angat Dam's water level inches up, but the reduced allocation for concessionaires will remain until the dam is back to its minimum operating water level

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

EXPLAINER: It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level

Yes, it's raining, but not much over Angat Dam

Jun 26, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The Angat Dam's water level is still decreasing even after the onset of the rainy season. For consumers, this means more water interruptions.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Angat Dam plunges below critical level

Jun 22, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The Angat Dam's water level drops to 159.78 meters as of 6 am on Saturday, June 22, even below the critical 160 meters

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite face water interruptions in June 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) The supply that Manila Water and Maynilad are getting from the Angat Dam is reduced further, leading to water interruptions

With their empty water containers, buckets and gallons, Residents of Hilltop, Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City troop to a water rationing site of the local government unit on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The barangay is experiencing water shortage caused by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water and El Niño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Water interruptions likely if Angat Dam level dips further

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Though the rainy season is underway, the amount of rainfall is still not enough to boost the water level of the Angat Dam

Photo from MWSS

Angat Dam dips to critical level

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Angat Dam's water level drops to 179.97 meters on Sunday, April 28, below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters

Photo from MWSS

Duterte orders Manila Water, Maynilad to 'release water' from Angat Dam

Mar 15, 2019 - 12:37 PM

President Duterte's order is effective noontime, March 15, 'good for 150 days, in order to supply the affected areas in Metro Manila and deliver, as well as distribute sufficient water to the residents,' says Malacañang

PROTEST. Militant groups shout water on during a protest outside the MWSS compound in Quezon City on March 15, 2019, to condemn the water criss in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

Aug 14, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Erosion increases the amount of sediments at the Angat Dam forcing Maynilad to reduce water production

Critical dams to have ‘way below normal’ rainfall Feb-March

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:19 PM

El Niño is likely to grip the country until June while 85 of the country could experience drought by the end of April

DRY MONTHS AHEAD. PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Anthony Lucero explains the drought expected in many provinces in the country until June 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

3 dams in Luzon open gates to release excess water

Dec 17, 2015 - 11:06 PM

Nona continues to bring heavy to moderate rains in Luzon on Thursday December 17 as it weakens to a tropical depression

Angat dam to release excess water

Dec 17, 2015 - 5:26 AM

It is not expected to cause flooding but areas along the river are advised to be alert

Typhoon Lando brings needed water to Luzon dams

Oct 19, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Government is closely monitoring Angat Dam in Bulacan and Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija

TYPHOON LANDO. Government is closely monitoring the water level of Angat Dam in Bulacan. File photo from Wikipedia

Hours of weaker water flow in 155 NCR villages start Sept 21

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:39 PM

These Manila Water serviced villages will experience below normal water pressure from 10 pm to 5 am starting Monday September 21

Angat Dam to undergo rehab after 5 decades

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

President Aquino blames the past administration for the conditionally poor state of the dam saying the water industry was managed by 30 various offices under different sectors

Aquino: Don’t vote for candidate with 'hint' of corruption

Jul 22, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Although the President does not name names the statement is apparently a swipe at Vice President Jejomar Binay who resigned from – in Binay s words – a crooked and failed Cabinet

FORMER ALLIES. Vice President Jejomar Binay (L) now hits President Benigno Aquino III for his administration's supposed ineptness. File photo from OVP FORMER ALLIES. Vice President Jejomar Binay (L) now hits President Benigno Aquino III for his administration's supposed ineptness. File photo from OVP

Can Angat dam withstand a 7.2 magnitude quake?

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:08 PM

A consultancy firm commissioned to assess the 47 year old dam’s safety is uncertain that it could survive such disaster thus more investigations are needed to determine the risks involved

SONA Fact Check: Dike, dam pose environmental threats

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike was rejected by the NEDA Board in May due to environmental and technical concerns Kaliwa Dam may inundate communities and forests near the river

Map of the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Project. Image from dpwh.gov.ph

Angat Dam water level rises, still critical

Jul 18, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The dam is still in need of 2 491 mm of rainfall to reach the minimum high of 210 meters above sea level

The long, dry spell in Angat

May 16, 2014 - 7:17 AM

For fisherfolk earning a living at the reservoir the drought began two years ago

Smaller dam to irrigate Bulacan, Pampanga crop fields –NIA

May 13, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The Bustos Dam can supply water to irrigate the remaining rice fields in Bulacan and Pampanga amid low levels of the Angat Dam

Photo courtesy of PPP Center

Angat Dam releases excess water

Nov 10, 2013 - 1:25 PM

This is to maintain the reservoir elevation to a more manageable level and provide additional storage capacity Napocor says

San Miguel, Korean firm in talks over Angat hydro plant

Aug 13, 2013 - 6:42 AM

After San Miguel lost the Angat hydro power plant bid to K Water in 2010 the conglomerate is now in joint venture talks with the Korean firm

DOE chief to meet with Korean firm for Angat plant

Jun 24, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla is expected to meet with Korea Water Resources Corp which is requesting lower price tag for the Angat hydro power plant project

NEGOTIATION. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla is expected to meet with Korea Water Resources Corp. for the Angat hydro powerplant. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

Angat Dam releases excess water

Aug 12, 2012 - 4:48 PM

Angat Dam opens one gate at 0 5 meters to release excess water

Angat aqueduct: rare success in China-funded infra projects in PH

Jul 16, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Amid sea disputes and after the controversial ZTE and Northrail projects the Philippines and China are working together on a water infrastructure project which involves the firm behind the world s biggest hydropower project