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PAGASA: Magat Dam remains open to release water after storm’s onslaught

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said seven radial gates of Magat Dam in Luzon remained open on Monday morning to release water after the onslaught of Tropical Storm Paeng.

Magat Dam’s reservoir water level (RWL) was at 191.70 meters at 6 a.m. on Monday, which is near the 193-meter spilling level or normal high water level (NHWL), PAGASA said.

The National Irrigation Administration’s Magat River Integrated Irrigation System Dam and Reservoir Division issued a notice that two gates will be closed, and two other gates’ openings will be reduced on Monday morning, a report from GMA News said.

The dam, which straddles Isabela and Ifugao, is located on Magat River and is a major tributary of the Cagayan River.

Ifugao and the western portion of Isabela (Cordon, City of Santiago, San Mateo, Ramon, Alicia, San Isidro, Quezon, Mallig, Roxas, San Manuel, Aurora, Cabatuan) are among the areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 on Monday morning due to Paeng.

The weather bureau said the Cordillera Administrative Region may possibly have light to moderate with at times heavy rains.

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