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Drought Dries Up Dam in the Philippines to Reveal Town Built Centuries Ago

High temperatures partially dried up a dam in the Philippines, revealing the ruins of an almost 300-year-old town.

The town, Pantabangan, was submerged underwater in Luzon in the 1970s in order to build a reservoir that supplies water to regions ideal for rice farming. However, it can appear on exceedingly rare occasions such as this one. Currently, half of the Philippines is in the middle of a drought, with temperatures reaching highs across the country. This is the longest the town has been above water since the construction of the dam.

This extreme heat, however, has disrupted the lives of millions as schools have been shut down and office workers are asked to work from home. A meteorologist, Benison Estareja, said that the warmth could increase in the coming days. “The general impact of climate change on the Philippines is warmer temperatures. The heat that we are experiencing, it could steadily increase in the coming days,” he said.

The Philippines is in its hot and dry season, which is made worse by the El Niño, which describes the warming of surface waters in the Pacific Ocean. This nation is one of the most at-risk countries from the effects of climate change. During its wet season, it can bring about massive storms, such as Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which was one of the most powerful recorded in the world.

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Mikael Ronaque, Head of Department (World News)/Editor in Chief
Hello. I am Mikael, Head of Department of World News. I am a 7th grader at the time of writing and I edit/publish articles on this website. I am an Indian. I aim to write about various things around the world with as little bias as possible.

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