NIA, PAGASA to install automatic water level gauging station at Bubunawan irrigation
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the installation and operation of Telemetered Rainfall and Water Level Gauging Station in Bukidnon.
The MOA signing aims to install/operate, construct access road, and install peripherals and perimeter fence in the vicinity of NIA’s Bubunawan Irrigation Intake Facility located at Purok 8, Sitio Nangkaon, Barangay Salimbalan, Baungon.
This, according NIA, will effectively monitor the hydrological condition of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin.
NIA said there is a need to install automatic rainfall and water level gauging equipment and construct repeater/relay towers to enable the speedy transmission of hydrological data to the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (CDORBFFWC) and the Main Operation Center of the Hydrometeorology Division (HMD) as an advance information of the mainstream areas, as well as the response of the river system to the rainfall intensity.
Thus, effectively carrying out flood forecasting and warning activities.
Under the memorandum, PAGASA agreed to make all necessary representations to the concerned authorities regarding the funds that will be utilized for the construction of the station.