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Sukhothai warned of possible flooding

 

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Sukhuthai,  the ancient city that hosts some of Thailand’s most important historical ruins, has been warned of possible flooding as northern run-off is running down the Yom river  a massive volume, Royal Irrigation Department director general Thongplew Kongchan said.

 

As of this morning, run-off was running past Song district of Phrae province at the rate of 1,350 cubic metres per second, the Mae Yom dam 1,116 cu/m per second, Muang district of Phrae 900 cu/m per second and Wang Chin district of Phrae 900 cu/m per second.

 

The run-off is expected to flow past Si Satchanalai district of Sukhothai province at 850 cu/m per second on Aug 21.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/sukhothai-warned-of-possible-flooding/

 
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Well New Sukhothai yeah horrible place anyway IMO, we are high up in Old City Sukhothai waterways are empty even after the constant rain and heavy showers we have been getting.

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2 hours ago, Esso49 said:

So next in line for a warning will be Phitsanulok I guess

P'Lok Will be more concerned with the Nan river as far as downtown is concerned at least.

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14 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

P'Lok Will be more concerned with the Nan river as far as downtown is concerned at least.

Yep, it will be interesting to see what the levels are like tomorrow. This morning the river is quite high and fast, but well inside the comfort zone.

 

The first photo below is what the river inside the town normally looks like in the rainy season. The highlighted area is roughly where the second photo was taken from. In that photo, the small tidal rip to the right of the dogs is the top of the wall above the jogging path. That photo was taken in 2011.

 

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3 hours ago, chrisinth said:

Yep, it will be interesting to see what the levels are like tomorrow. This morning the river is quite high and fast, but well inside the comfort zone.

Sukhothai have spent year on year making waterways deeper, also dug another very large reservoir it certainly has made a difference but much more needs to be done in certain living areas. 

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On 8/20/2018 at 4:09 AM, ratcatcher said:

P'Lok Will be more concerned with the Nan river as far as downtown is concerned at least.

.....and so goes Phichit as well - the Nan and Yom. 

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On 8/20/2018 at 3:03 AM, Kwasaki said:

Well New Sukhothai yeah horrible place anyway IMO, we are high up in Old City Sukhothai waterways are empty even after the constant rain and heavy showers we have been getting.

Out Mueang Kao and Lan Hoy way - rarely floods, perhaps a little high water here and there, but nothing serious.

 

When they talk of Sukhothai flooding it's always associated with the river and klongs breaching. Areas broader riverside.

The relative new river break wall, of a couple years, in the city and newly added run-off klongs in Amphoe Srisamrong don't seen to be terribly effective this year.

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3 hours ago, zzaa09 said:

Out Mueang Kao and Lan Hoy way - rarely floods, perhaps a little high water here and there, but nothing serious.

 

When they talk of Sukhothai flooding it's always associated with the river and klongs breaching. Areas broader riverside.

The relative new river break wall, of a couple years, in the city and newly added run-off klongs in Amphoe Srisamrong don't seen to be terribly effective this year.

Yes Sukhothai is quite a fair size province and out lying low area still have problems.

The main river Yom seems OK if the new wall holds. ?

That said with all the rain we've had this year the level hasn't got too high but I only passed there about once a week.

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