(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 23 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,265 km East of Central Luzon (17.7°N, 133.9°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,775 KM EAST NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (25.5°N, 138.4°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 25 KM/H . Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE & DINAGAT ISLANDS Weather Condition: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Caused by: Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms Impacts: Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms FORECAST WIND & COASTAL WATER CONDITIONS: Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE, SIARGAO ISLANDS & DINAGAT ISLANDS Wind Speed: Slight to Moderate Wind Direction: Southwest to West Coastal Waters: Slight to Moderate / (0.6 to 2.1 meters OVER SURIGAO CITY: Maximum Temperature: 02:00 PM Yesterday ------ 34.9°C Minimum Temperature: 02:00 AM Today ------- 23.6°C Maximum Relative Humidity: 02:00 AM Today --- 88% Minimum Relative Humidity: 02:00 PM Yesterday ---- 54% TIDES: (Courtesy of NAMRIA) High Tide: 07:45 AM Today = 1.1 m Low Tide: 04:31 PM Today = 0.1 m Sunrise: Today: 05:27 AM Sunset: Today: 05:34 PM

Friday, August 5, 2022

NIA Caraga continues rehabilitation of irrigation facilities

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Caraga continues to repair and rehabilitate the Taguibo dam, one of the worst hit by typhoon Odette last December 16, 2021. 

After Typhoon Odette hit the region, the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) Caraga recorded a total of P 105 million in damage to the irrigation facilities (dams, canals, drainage, IA halls, etc.).

Cabadbaran-Taguibo River Irrigation System (CabTRIS), a National Irrigation System is serving a total of 2,891 farmer-beneficiaries and has a service area of 3,606.32 hectares. It has two dams located in Cabadbaran City and Barangay Taguibo, Butuan City,  all in Agusan del Norte.

The dam located in Barangay Taguibo,, Butuan City is one of the worst hit facilities that needed urgent repair given the extent of the damage and to reduce the economic loss of the farmers and community in the area.

The repair with a total cost of 33 million that started last May 25, 2022, and is expected to be completed on November 20, 2022.

According to Jane Huqueriza, Public Relations Officer, as of August 5, 2022, the repair completion is at  49.3%. She also added that despite the extent of the damage caused by the typhoon, NIA is able to provide water services to all the farmers in the area. 

The National Irrigation Authority (NIA) coordinated with the Taguibo River Water Quality Management Area (TRWQMA) on the schedule of the release of water from the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) dam to ensure the safety of the personnel working in the area. (NIA-Caraga, MFC/PIA-Caraga)