Manila, Philippines –The Philippines needs a typhoon.
This was stated by Dr. Landrico Dalida, deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)in a press conference at Oasis Country resort in San Fernando, La Union last Monday, May 5.
He explained that a typhoon with heavy rains is needed to raise the level of water dams.
“We need at least one typhoon now with rains or just a heavy rainfall. Most of the dams are nearing critical level and they may cut irrigation facilities,” Dalida said.
PAGASA reported that the water level in Angat Dam as well as in the other dams in Luzon such as Ipo, La Mesa, Ambuklao, Binga, San Roque, Pantabangan, Magat, and Caliraya continue to drop.
He added that a typhoon can also ease the effects of the forthcoming occurrence of El Niño phenomenon.
However, Dalida shared that there is no signs that a typhoon may occur this May. Thus, he said that cloud seeding may be conducted to induce water.
Dalida advised the public to conserve water.
With report from Manila Bulletin