Despite the absence of rains, the major dams irrigating acres of farm lands are not alarming as yet as to their present water levels.
Aida Elvinia, operations manager of the National irrigation Administration NIA-7) bared that even as the waterÂ level is dwindling, the situation is not alarming.
She said out of the 3,089 hectares served by the dam, 50% of the 591 hectares will already have their rice harvested starting this week.
This situation is also the same as those rice lands served by Capayas Dam in Kalanggaman, Ubay town , Bayongan Dam in San Miguel, Zamora Dam in Talibon and other communal irrigation systems.
This development came as PAGASA forecaster Leonard Samar reported thatÂ some rain showers are expected this week somewhat ending the first part of the weak El Nino.Â The said dry spell will again be experienced in July or some two and a hald months from now.Â March had a below normal rainfall while normal rainfall condition is expected on May and the normal rainfall condition will be on June.
Due to the impending continuation of the dry spell, cloud seeding operations are being prepared with the help of the E; Nino Tas force
Meanwhile, there is enough supply of rice at the National Food Authority (NFA) bodegas. Sold at P32Â and P27 per kilo, the NFA reduced the volume of their distribution to the retailers in order to prolong its supply until the next harvest season, according to Dionisio Malayao of the local NFA.