Philippines to install water level sensors in all rivers nationwide

Philippines to install water level sensors in all rivers nationwide

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Davao City: The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has deployed a total of 124 water level measurement sensors (WLMS) and automatic rain gauges on all river basins nationwide, according to Anthony Sales, Director of the DOST-XI. The sensors will serve as early warning devices that warn local officials to conduct pre-emptive evacuation in case of flash flood following a heavy downpour.

“We are focusing the installation of instruments on 18 critical river basins in the country. Unfortunately, the Davao River that traverses the city proper is one of the critical river basins, and the Libuganon River in Tagum City so we are setting up more sensors along these rivers,” he said.

Source: Pia gov