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Water levels high or overflowing in many parts of the country

 

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KANCHANABURI, 28th August 2018 (NNT) – Heavy rains have triggered flooding in many areas of the country. 

Vajiralongkong Dam in Kanchanaburi province is taking in up to 100 million cubic meters of water per day despite being able to discharge only 53 million cubic meters. The disparity has resulted in flooding in the province’s Sangklaburi district located above the dams.

 

Water flowing past Uttamanusorn Bridge has risen by 15 centimeters and is now only 2.7 meters under from the bridge. Residents of the district have moved their belongings to higher ground and evacuated their homes. Over 100 households have already been impacted by waters and are receiving aid.

In Lopburi, a large volume of water in Kud Ta Petch Reservoir, swollen by an inflow from Nakhon Ratchasima has spilled out into Mooban 3 of Nong Ri sub-district, inundating 51 households. Flat bottoms boats have been employed to distribute food and drinking water to the victims with those suffering from ailments rushed away. 

Prachinburi province’s waterways have similarly been swollen with Royal Irrigation Department Office 9, warning those living along Prachinburi River to elevate their property and for municipal workers to barricade drainage openings and prepare to contend with flooding. 

Drains in Nong Khai province will remain closed as the Mekong River remains at a high of 11.65 meters. Continuing rains has kept the situation from normalizing. 

In the northern province of Chiang Mai, steady rainfall has threatened Hang Dong district with Mae Ta Chang River now likely to spill over. Governor Supachai Iamsuwan has carried out a survey of drainage routes and ordered any obstacles be cleared out to ensure drainage is at full capacity. Monitoring has been initiated and warnings for the public have been put out.

 
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17 hours ago, webfact said:

Irrigation Department Office 9, warning those living along Prachinburi River to elevate their property

Now that's a novel solution to flooding....would the department also say by how much do they elevate their property, the sky's the limit. 

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Even in the more advanced first world countries the politicians and governments seem to be less interested in preparing for the inevitable changing of the worlds weather conditions then they are in spending on frivolous things so as to keep themselves in office.In the third world countries those in charge seem to be more worried about shoring up their wealth then any future for their citizens.

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