As monsoon rains persist, the La Mesa Dam nears its spilling level
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — The La Mesa Dam in Quezon City remains on red alert as of Sunday, August 14.
Barangay North Fairview said the dam’s water level as of 11 am on Sunday is 80.07 meters.
This is just 8 centimeters short of the spilling level of 80.15 meters.
On Saturday, August 13, La Mesa Dam engineer Teddy Angeles had already recommended forced evacuation for residents of low-lying areas.
These include communities in Quezon City, Valenzuela, Malabon, and Navotas which are along the Tullahan River.