Ipo Dam in Bulacan Province

  • Trip to the Ipo Dam in Bulacan

    This was a trip with a friend to explore the eastern province of Bulacan. We wanted to look at all three water dams of the Angat River System because they are so vital to life of the people in Metro Manila. During WWII the liberation and capture of the dams was vital before the Japanese destroyed them and made Manila unlivable. So we wanted to have a look and this album is about the Ipo Dam.

    Zc029. On the road south, from Angat on our way to the Ipo Dam, to our left we see the Sierra Madre Mountains.

    If you want to read about the WWII history about the liberation of the dams and so the survival of life in Manila, read this, it is a very good source:
    United States Army in World War II
    The War in the Pacific
    Triumph in the Philippines
    by
    Robert Ross Smith
    Chapter XXII

    The Reduction of the Shimbu Group

    Phase II: The Seizure of Wawa and Ipo Dams

    This is the URL, click here
    Or use this:
    https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Triumph/USA-P-Triumph-22.html

    Zc030. On the road south, from Angat on our way to the Ipo Dam, to our left we see the Sierra Madre Mountains. They are valuable source of raw materials, we see a plant.

    Zc031 Our GPS track, driving in Bulacan Province on the 27th Feb. 2018.

    Zc032. We arrived at the gate to the Ipo Dam but they would not let us in, it is not open for visitors.

    Zc033. On the right side of the Ipo Dam Gate are several Government project Information stands.

    Zc034. A security person at the Ipo Dam Gate tells my friend Harald from Germany that at the Angat Dam is a viewing area and he told us how to get there.

    Zc035. A new and big tunnel project to provide more water to Manila, the water goes from here to the La Mesa Water reservoir in Quezon City.

    Zc036. More Government Project Information Stands outside the Ipo Dam Gate.

    Zc037. A WWII map about the seizure of the Ipo Dam from the above webpage: The Triumph in the Philippines.

    Zc038. A WWII image about the seizure of the Ipo Dam from the above webpage: The Triumph in the Philippines.

    Zc039. A WWII image about the seizure of the Ipo Dam from the above webpage: The Triumph in the Philippines.

    Zc040. Monument dedicated to all those who died in the Battle for Ipo Dam. It is located along the road leading to the dam. Credit to this web page for this picture: http://kontedstories.blogspot.com/2014/07/general-yamashita-and-his-glittering.html

    Zc041. This is our view to our right from the Ipo Dam to the Angat Dam.

    Zc042. This is our view to our right from the Ipo Dam to the Angat Dam.

    Zc043. We got a view of the Ipo Dam after all while we are on our way from the gate to the Ipo Dam going to the Angat Dam.

    Zc044. We got a view of the Ipo Dam after all while we are on our way from the gate to the Ipo Dam going to the Angat Dam; zoomed in.

    Zc045. We got a view of the Ipo Dam after all while we are on our way from the gate to the Ipo Dam going to the Angat Dam.

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