DOST-9 says water level monitoring system can help during La Niña PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 July 2016 14:32

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional office-9 has announced that the four water level monitoring systems installed in Zamboanga City can be of great help as the city is poised to experience La Niña.

Martin Wee, DOST 9 Assistant Regional Director for Administrative Support and Technical Service, said that the water level monitoring system can monitor the water level of particular river areas where the device is installed.

The four water level monitoring systems were installed from 2013 to 2014 at Tumaga river, Pasonanca spill way, Ayala river, and Zamboanga City Water District diversion dam which is located Barangay Pasonanca.

He said that this will also help when it comes to disaster risk reduction in the community especially with the rains coming.

“This could warn the community that there is possibility that water level will increase,” Wee said.

I  ncrease in water level may signal that flooding or flash flood may happen in the community.

The instrument sends data every 10 minutes to the DOST Advance Science and Technology Institute and these data can be accessed by the public thru www.noah.dost.gov.ph and fmon.asti.dost.gov.ph/weather/predict.

“These information are now available and could help us prepare,” Wee stressed. —R.G. A A. Go