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Kanchanaburi dams still discharge water from reservoirs

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KANCHANABURI, 24 August 2018 (NNT) – Dams in Kanchanbauri are currently discharging water from reservoirs with mitigation plans in place to minimize adverse effects to villagers downstream. 

Kanchanaburi Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation official Teerachat Saithong said the dams in the western province, namely Vajiralongkorn dam, Srinagarind dam, and Mae Klong dam, are continually increasing the water discharge rate from the reservoirs to allow adequate volume of water holding capacity, given more rains forecast over the next two months. 

As of yesterday, Vajiralongkorn dam has contained 8.04 billion cubic meters of water, or 90.78% of its capacity, with 42.04 million cubic meters of water discharged today. The dam can accommodate 817.07 million cubic meters of water before it reaches maximum capacity. 

Meanwhile, Srinagarind dam is now holding 15.84 billion cubic meters of water, or 89.25% of its capacity, with 23.79 million cubic meters discharged today. The dam can hold an additional 1.91 billion cubic meters of water before reaching its maximum capacity. 

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has reassured the structural integrity of both dams, which can safely hold water at their maximum capacity. 

Kanchanaburi provine has been planning an integrated water management plan with Samut Songkhram and Ratchaburi, to ensure the operations in Mae Klong River basin area will follow the same directions, and to mitigate the negative effects on the villagers downstream.

 

 
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The question on my mind is how much water were they releasing back when the dams were 80% full and the crisis had not yet arrived!

 

Got to love all the "mitigation plans now in place to minimize adverse effects to villagers downstream" pontificating. :saai:

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I was at a riverside restaurant in Ratchaburi a few days ago and the water was up about 2 meters higher than it used to be.  A boat dock on the opposite bank had only the roof visible.

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i dont believe an electrical company that profits from the dams that the structual intergrity of the dams isnt an issue.

Anyone seen any good electric poles, wiring, etc..

 

if the dams break aparantley there would be a 30m high wave on its way to my house... hmm....

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i dont believe an electrical company that profits from the dams that the structual intergrity of the dams isnt an issue.

Anyone seen any good electric poles, wiring, etc..

 

if the dams break aparantley there would be a 30m high wave on its way to my house... hmm....

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