MAGAT HIGH DAM, Ramon, Isabela- What was 40 meters higher today is 40 meters lower on the same period last year.
Atty. Mike Josillos, Corporate Secretary of the Aboitiz Power Corporation; is referring to the Magat Dam Hydro power plant here. Aboitiz power is now managing this dam touted as the largest in southeast Asia.
Josillos attributed the rising water level to the inflow of scattered rains brought by the wet summer. The water level measured 180 meters height compared to the 140 meter level it registered in the same month last year.
Josillos said since November 2009; the rains have stopped due to the La Nina havoc triggering the exposure of several “islet” in the Magat reservoir due to the critical low water level. As a result, other than the barren agricultural soil; the La Nina calamity effect massive fishkill in fish cages maintained in the reservoir's realm. He said.
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