Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Watery Wednesday: Dumacaa dam

Dumacaa dam was constructed in 1957 and is one of the critical watersheds supporting irrigation system of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). It is a major source of water for irrigation of 1,721 farmers located in the towns of Tayabas and Pagbilao, and Lucena City. (Source: DENR)

So this is what the dam looks like at daylight! My friends and I crossed this dam around 9 pm the night before with only a flashlight. It was pitch-dark as there is no electricity in this area. And I probably looked silly with a pillow under my arm as I walked blindly on rocks and water. As Franzia would put it, we were guided by the stars! We stayed in a tenant's house beside the river, there are no neighbors at a shouting distance. Harvey made a bonfire and us girls star-gazed and drank tequila while I was telling them scary stories.:D

This dam is located in Tayabas, Quezon province.

Posted for Watery Wednesday

11 comments:

Carletta said...

Wonderful pics!
We have many of these here on one particular river. Here it is called a low dam.
I love the reflection in the second image.
No way would I cross with a flashlight. You were more than brave!

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Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Hi - sounds like you had a great night. I remember being told scary stories! Love the photos too especially the middle one with all the trees. A

one buddhess said...

These are great shots. My mom used to work with NIA and travels a lot during dam constructions for approval. This one's quite bigger than those around here that I've seen. Thanks for the visit. I'm sure you enjoyed your Bohol trip.

Mariz said...

Great shots. The third one is my favorite, loving that tree on the foreground. Yup, Quezon is such a nice place.

Linnea W said...

You had quite an adventure that night! Great dam and I love how green and tropical your vegetation is. Enjoy WW and hi from California...

Caprice- said...

Nice photos. It seems foggy or hazy but it gives the pictures a nice softness. Sounds like it was a fun overnighter.
Caprice

floreta said...

i love how green all the plants are.

Tess said...

What a stunning shots.Beautiful photos.

JonJon said...

Enjoyed these shots. Very calm.
Have a wonderful week!

Dennis Villegas said...

Wow thanks for the tour, I didn't know this dam. The place looks so peaceful and beautiful!

the donG said...

i like the first photo. ganda ng kuha sa taas.