A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are decreasing at...

Photo | April 15, 2010

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are decreasing at a rate of one centimeter per hour, or one meter in less than five days, an alarming rate that can continue as the current El Nino weather phenomenon intensifies. At present the dam has stopped providing water for irrigation in order to supply water to Metro Manila. The decline in Angat’s water elevation is currently being monitored by the “Water Watch” camp which Greenpeace, together with National Power, set up last Monday to call on the public to take every measure to conserve water and demand that the presidential candidates prioritize the issue in their agenda.