Angat Dam is a concrete water reservoir embankment hydroelectric dam that supplies the Manila metropolitan area water. It was a part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system. The reservoir supplies about 90 percent of raw water requirements for Metro Manila through the facilities of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and it irrigates about 28,000 hectares of farmland in the provinces of ...
Bulacan and Pampanga.
Angat Dam is located in Barangay San Lorenzo (Hilltop), Norzagaray, Bulacan. It supplies potable water to Metro Manila and powers a hydro-electric power plant. The dam is 131 meters high and impounds water from the Angat River that subsequently created the Angat Lake.
Angat dam has a normal high water level of 210 meters, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
It has three gates opening a total of 1.5 meters to gradually release water that had accumulated due to incessant rains during typhoons.
Angat dam supplies potable water and energy to Metro Manila and nearby areas. Surrounded by lush greens, this place is also ideal for fishing, boating and hunting. Wiki
Angat Dam News
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) has teamed up with Liter of Light to deliver solar-powered house lights to indigent communities in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
The effort benefitted about 100 families residing within the Angat Dam as they received solar-powered lights made out of used PET bottles for their homes. The partnership with Liter of Light also forms part of Shells Access to Energy (A2E) program that aims to provide a three-pronged approach to todays pressing problems: reducing waste and CO2 emissions, giving access to sustainable energy, and inspiring hope for others to follo ...
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has urged the public to protect wetland areas in Central Luzon that serve as habitat of migratory birds from other countries during October to March.
DENR Central Luzon Director Francisco Milla said wetlands are critical parts of the natural environment and ecological system.
These areas include Angat Dam in Bulacan, Pantabangan and Paitan Lake in Nueva Ecija, Puerto Rivas in Bataan, Uacon Lake in Zambales, Canarem Lake in Tarlac and Candaba Swamp in Pampanga.
"Wetlands provide countless ecosystem services and benefits to loca ...
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There was a time when the distant shores and powdery beaches in the southern Philippines were just a pipe dream because of the prohibitive airfares, and Metro Manilans had to content themselves with the so-called excursions in nearby weekend getaways.
Among the favorite destinations then was Norzagaray, tucked in Bulacan's interior roads, just at the north eastern doorstep of the big city. Called fondly as "Garay", it is an unheralded tourist destination, especially for those who love the great outdoors and the simple joys of a no-frills back-to-basics excursion.
It is so near that touri ...
The strengthening and rehabilitation of the 49-year-old Angat Dam reportedly sitting near the West Valley fault line has begun.
Engineers of the Angat Hydro Corporation announced during the opening of the Dumagat Livelihood Center at the Angat Rain Forest Ecological Park the completion of Phase I of the project and that Phase II is already in process.
The Dumagat Livelihood Center's opening highlighted the 80th anniversary of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) last Tuesday. Napocor is the government-run corporation that has jurisdiction over the Angat watershed area.
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has allowed more than 3,000 trees to be cut at the Angat watershed in Bulacan province, not 26,000 trees as earlier reported.
The trees stand in the way of the old quarry from where the Hanjin Heavy Industries (HHI) would mine rocks as stabilizing materials for the rehabilitation of the 49-year-old Angat Dam, which supplies 97 percent of Metro Manila's potable water.
HHI was the contractor commissioned by the Angat Hydropower Corp. (AHC) to undertake Phase 2 of the P1-billion rehabilitation project.
"The actual number approved ...