24 August 2018
Napocor prepares San Roque dam for upcoming rains, continues spilling operations
The National Power Corporation (Napocor) on Friday announces that San Roque Dam in Pangasinan continues to discharge water with a 3.5-meter gate opening and outflow of 548 cubic meter per second (cms).
Napocor said that the 548 cms water outflow has no significant impact to the Agno river.
As of 10am today, the dam’s water elevation is at 276.33 meters above sea level (masl).
“We are targeting to reach an elevation of 275 masl within this week. However, due to the moderate rainfall brought about by Tropical Depression Luis, we may have to extend the water spilling operations of San Roque dam until Sunday or Monday,” said Napocor spokesperson Odette Rivero.
Rivero said that water spilling continues in preparation for huge water inflows to the Ambuklao, Binga and San Roque dams due to possible heavy rains or typhoons in the future.
Napocor and San Roque Power Corporation jointly monitor and ensure the integrity and stability of the San Roque dam.