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
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.
Napocor Pre ...
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.
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Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez vowed to look into the rehabilitation of the Angat Dam which, reports says, could lead to the "massacre" of some 26,000 trees within the watershed area.
An environmental advocate, Lopez expressed concern that the repair would take the toll on trees sitting on the watershed.
"Oh dear. Let me look into [it]," Lopez said in a text message.
She was reacting to news reports that the plan to rehabilitate Luzon's biggest dam within the Angat watershed would entail the cutting of trees.
The report said 26,000 trees within the Angat watershed would ...
In line with the celebration of Environment Month this June , Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado is encouraging Bulakenyos to take part in programs to save Mother Earth.
Alvarado reiterated the importance of preserving and protecting the environment to prevent the ill effects of climate change and global warming.
"When God created the world, it has indeed a perfect environment; everyone that a man needs was never a burden. But today the greenhouse effect is being felt universal-wise as planet earth retaliates to the ungodly human behavior which added factors to destroy the ozone layer, ...
One of the most interesting places to visit when staying in Bulacan province in the Philippines is the municipality of Angat. Being a partially urban first class municipality, Angat has a lot to offer to its local residents as well as its tourists. Some may wonder what makes this town significant that it has become a major destination for local and foreign guests.
This town has acquired its name from the Tagalog dialect which means an elevated portion of land. It was first established as a town in 1683 through the effort of the Augustinian missionaries. Some reminiscent str ...