Dams Category

El Niño at the San Roque Dam

June 27, 2010

I’ve already featured Pangasinan’s San Roque Dam back in 2006 and there I showed a side-by-side satellite imagery of the area before the dam was completed and after the dam was completed and the reservoir was filled up. Well, I recently saw that Google added some high-resolution satellite imagery in Pangasinan... (read more)

Wawa Dam and the Montalban Gorge

August 21, 2008

Before, I didn’t know that several kilometers from Quezon City in Rodriguez, Rizal lies a popular outdoor destination that’s possibly one of the best places to visit during the summer months. I’m taking about the Wawa Dam and the Montalban Gorge. The Wawa Dam is the white arc that you... (read more)

Magat Dam

April 20, 2008

Magat Dam in Ramon, Isabela used to be the largest dam in the Philippines back when it was built in 1983. The controversial San Roque Dam (featured previously) has since eclipsed it in both structural and reservoir size in 2004. Magat Dam generates 360 megawatts of electricity (with a water... (read more)

San Roque Dam

June 14, 2006

Update: June 21, 2006. The new imagery from Google Earth has now arrived in Google Maps. This means you can no longer see the dam under construction in Google Maps. While not as provocative as the destruction of Porta Farm in Zimbabwe or as heartbreaking as the devastation of the tsunami... (read more)