The Dam in the Palm of my Hands

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An excerpt from my personal journal dated October 1, 2011

At the height of Tropical Storm Quiel yesterday, three of us from Cauayan City (Kurt, Muy and me) headed to the Magat High Rise Dam in Ramon, Isabela via Kurt’s motorbike to feed our curiosity how it’s like to be up close and personal, viewing 7-gates of Magat Dam being opened. Magat Dam’s critical level is up to 193 meters, and due to heavy rains still pouring along Magat Dam watershed areas, the floodwaters were still coming in, thus the dam couldn’t contain the volume. The water inflow must be released, thus several gates of the dam must be opened. And to satisfy our hunger how water outflows from Magat Dam being released, here we go to the area. We stop imagining as we saw those waters rose several meters like the crossing of the Red Sea by Moses with the Israelites, leaving behind Egyptian armies on chariots chasing the chosen race.

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– Low resolution photos lifted from my mobile phone

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