Thu. May 13th, 2021
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The National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-MRIIS) that manages the release of water from the Magat Dam announced on Saturday that the dam will release water anew, and issued warnings to two towns in Isabela.

The NIA-MRIIS has warned the towns of Gamu and Aurora in Isabela as Gate 4 of the Magat Dam was opened at two meters, releasing 393 cubic meters (cms) of water. Also, Gate 3 of the Magat Dam also opened at 1 meter, releasing 179 cms of water, and  at 9 a.m., the NIA-MRIIS increased the opening of gate 3 to 2 meters, releasing 393 cms of water.

Isabela has been placed under a state of calamity after Typhoon Ulysses caused massive flooding in many of its parts. NIA-MRIIS insists that rains from Ulysses, and not the release of water from Magat Dam, caused the flooding in Isabela.

Magat Dam operates as a reservoir to supply water for irrigation, household and power generation requirements. SOVEREIGNPH

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