As a result of the earthquakes, a dam on the Tungay River is being built, and a dam is being installed to divert water from a reservoir in the Bajo Tongo region.
The new dam, known as Bajo Raga, will provide a temporary solution for those affected by the quake, but it will take time to restore flood waters and prevent future damages.
The reservoir, at least temporarily, will be filled with water from the nearby Pobre, according to an article on the Philippine Daily Inquirer website.
The reservoir, which is about 50 meters high, will then be pumped into the Tangkabang river and fill it with water to the level of the reservoir.
The Pobres will be built in tandem with a permanent dam to keep flood waters at bay, according the article.
The Bajo Pobrero dam is also expected to produce a temporary water supply for the Tengkabat area.
The dam will be constructed at the Tangle River in the south-eastern part of the Baguio province, according Toelik’s article.
Harga, which means “mountain,” is one of the biggest lakes in the Philippines, located on the banks of the Tambay River.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is one the most famous natural wonders in the world.
The Tungkabats, who are descendants of the ancient Bambang culture, inhabited the region about 500 years ago.
Today, the area is known as the Tongkabato.