Rains bring full capacity To major dams in Bohol

 

 

Tagbilaran City–Bane or boon, the heavy downpour which caused massive hassle in Bohol in the past days have filled Bohol’s major dams.

 

When the excessive amount of water swelled rivers and creeks and submerged crops and recefields, it also managed to fill all four major irrigation reservoirs in Bohol.

 

Already in their spilling levels, the water in Malinao Dam in Pilar, Bayongan Dam in San Miguel, Capayas Dam in Ubay and Zamora Dam in Talibon indicate a good start for a cropping year, according to National Irrigation Administration (NIA) 7 Regional Manager Engr. Modesto Membreve.

 

In fact, Bayongan Dam in San Miguel, Bohol which has not seen so much water, spilled at about 3:00PM, January 16, and Engr Membreve was there on site to personally observe the situation, shared NIA-7 Information Officer Tony Alonzo.

 

“I am observing the current situation closely to able to decide whatever action is necessary to make on this rainy condition, and use it to our advantage.” RM Membreve was quoted saying.

 

Although Bayongan Dam rarely reaches its spilling level, NIA Management is confident that it has held up well to its purpose and design since the start of its operation.

 

Project critics have doubted the feasibility of the mega dam, but situation like this is one of the many justifications for this project, Alonzo pointed out.

 

Since the completion of the Bohol Irrigation Project Phase II in 2009, which was highlighted by the construction of the 35.50 meters high Bayongan Dam, it was only after three years, or in 2012, that the dam’s reservoir reached a spilling level.

 

At that time, it was also when RM Membreve still headed the management of NIA Region 7.

 

Since then, there never was any time that the Bayongan Dam was able to stock up water close to a spilling level despite several typhoons and LPAs experienced by the province during that span, NIA sources said.

 

Five years later, and just six months after he reassumed the helm of the Irrigation Management of the region, the spilling occurred again.

 

“Although we rely mostly on rain to flood our reservoirs to full capacity, monitoring and management is still a critical aspect to maximize the water we may able store. Considering the complexity of the Bohol Integrated Irrigation System (BIIS) where Malinao, Bayongan and Capayas Dams are connected, anticipation and wise decision making is crucial,” Manager Membreve explained.

 

“I am grateful on the response of our field personnel who have been on the watch since the onset of this rainy condition we experienced. Otherwise, those heavy rains could have gone back to the rivers useless.” he added.

 

The fact that Bayongan Dam is full this early, this is an indicative that there will be a sufficient irrigation water supply for the rest of the year.

 

The water can serve the 3720 hectares of operational area within Bayongan and Capayas Irrigation Systems, this could benefit approximately 5070 farmers, NIA said.

 

Malinao and Talibon Irrigation Systems on the other hand have a constant inflow from the rivers above their reservoirs adequate for their operation. (NIA)

Sayri ang kahulogan sa color-coded rainfall advisories sa PAGASA

 

 

TAGBILARAN CITY, January 19 (PIA)–Kun dili maayo ang panahon, may color coding advisories nga tigpagawas ang Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) isip pasidaan sa posibleng gidaghanon sa ibundak nga ulan.

 

Ubos sa rainfall advisory, kun kusog gani ang ulan, yellow rainfall advisory ang iisa kun gipaabot nga 7.5 mm hangtud 15 mm ang ibubo nga ulan sa mosunod nga usa  ka oras ug gipaabot nga magpadayon pa kini.

 

Gitambagan ang mga maigong lumulupyo niining lugar nga magbinantayon, mahimong alerto sa kundisyon sa ulan ug hatagan og pasidaan nga mahimong magbaha sa mga ubos nga lugar.

 

Samtang ang orange rainfall advisory usab iisa sa mga lugar nga gipaabot nga makasinati og 15 mm hangtud 30 mm nga pagbubo sa ulan sa mosunod nga usa  ka oras. May hulga kini nga pagbaha sa mga lumulupyo niining lugara.

 

Kun makunsiderar nang emergency ang pagbubo sa ulan, red rainfall advisory ang iisa.

 

Mahitabo kini kun kapin sa 30 mm ang ibubo nga ulan sa mosunod nga usa  ka oras o kun tulo ka oras nang nagpadayon ang kusog nga ulan ug mokabat na sa 65 mm.

 

Kun gi-isa sa PAGASA ang red rainfall advisory, gipaabot na ang paglihok ug pagtubag sa katawhan tungod kay makuyaw na ang baha ug angay nang mag-andam sa pagbakwit ang mga residente paingon sa mas luwas nga lugar. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

Flood alert sa Vis-Min, gi-uswag pa sa PAGASA

 

 

TAGBILARAN CITY, January 19 (PIA)–Gi-uswag pa sa Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ang gi-isa nga flood alert sa Visayas ug Mindanao tungod sa pila na ka oras nga pagbubo sa ulan.

 

Tungod niini, gipabakwit na sa PAGASA ang mga nagpuyo sa low lying areas sa Bohol, Siquijor ug Southern Leyte paingon sa mga luwas nga lugar..

 

Gawas niini, gipasidan-an usab ang mga residente sa Bukidnon, Dinagat Island, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Davao del Sur ug Sultan Kudarat tungod sa kinay-hinay na nga pagsaka sa baha sa pipila ka parte sa mga nahisgotang  lugar.

 

Dugang pa niini, may natala usab nga kusog nga pagbubo sa ulan sa Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao City, Compostela Valley, Sarangani, North Cotabato, South Cotabato, Maguindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Lanao del Sur ug Cotabato City.

 

Samtang gitin-aw sa PAGASA nga wala’y nasigpatan nga bagyo o bisan low pressure area (LPA) ug dala pa gihapon kini sa extension sa cold front ang panganod nga anaa sa mga nahisgotang mga lalawigan. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)