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The Bangkok River Level Thread 2022 - Please post your river level photos


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There is a very recent Chrome upgrade (Version 105.0.5195.54 ) that seems to have fixed most of the recent compatibility problems.

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When the going gets wet the wet get rowing !!

 

Can't see the authorities fixing this annual problem any time soon , especially with climate change getting worse.

 

Time to move to higher ground before property prices ' take a dip '.

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2 hours ago, Chris.B said:

Crossy, must be a lot of mosquito there?

 

Not really, the water isn't stationary it's a khlong that flows into the river so Mr Mozzie can't get a foothold.

 

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3 hours ago, Stevemercer said:

There is a very recent Chrome upgrade (Version 105.0.5195.54 ) that seems to have fixed most of the recent compatibility problems.

 

Yeah, applied the latest updates, the site opens but the video won't play. It was ok last year but won't work on any of my Chrome PCs, works fine on Edge.

 

Should look like this if you click the Play icon. I get worried when it gets to the top of that concrete beam.

 

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I didn't take a photo when I crossed the river on a ferry at Wanglang yesterday, but the water level was certainly high enough for localised flooding of the ferry stop and riverbanks, if it hadn't been for the considerable improvements in flood defences in Old Bangkok in the last 6 or 7 years.

 

The water in the fields up North is apparently only a quarter the levels of 2011, so I'm not worried... yet.

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Level is slightly lower today at 120cm below "worry", possibly due to tidal effects.

 

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2 hours ago, Crossy said:

Level is slightly lower today at 120cm below "worry", possibly due to tidal effects.

Whoa ... bust out the hip waders.  Them pics are scary.  Been lucky, and had/built on high ground.

 

Cruised by surf (Gulf) yesterday and it was 'full up', so if the rain shows up this week, Krung Thep is in for some flooding.

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Late update today (some of us have to work).

 

112cm below "Worry" level, currently reasonably stable. We shall see what happens when the latest deluge arrives from the north.

 

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Meanwhile, on our side of the same river, in the same area we are now 140cm below "worry" level.

 

Yes, many of the village houses are using boats but the occupants just get on with life.

 

What's coming from the north ...

 

EDIT Madam has suggested that some jealous (flooded) people "might" have opened some floodgates! This happened last time too.

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At 18.20 tonight (full moon) the ChaoPraya is pretty high on the riverfront at SamutPrakan city hall, tide tables say about 3.6M. The level seems about the same as the November 2011 floods in that the footpath nearest the river is just underwater. As the river level is a good 1~1.5M above the car park it's interesting to see the concrete structure leaking a bit!

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Wanglang ferry stop on the West side of the river in Old Bangkok is slightly flooded, but the new ferry stop is high enough and well enough defended to resist a full flooding. The flooding remains localised to the river's edge as it typical of biannual flooding in Bangkok. 

 

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On the East Side, there is also slight localised flooding but the defences now are much improved.

 

There'll need to be at least 3-5 more inches for it to become severe. 

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Well the river level doesn't really seem to be doing much, 110cm below my reference "worry" level.

 

It's high and plenty of areas are flooded but it's not really moving much, at least not yet.

 

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After the deluge last night here (Taling Chan) the storm water drains could not handle it.  There was water all over the road, the gateway to the village was flooded.  Crossy is not that far from us so no doubt he was affected too.

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28 minutes ago, lujanit said:

After the deluge last night here (Taling Chan) the storm water drains could not handle it.  There was water all over the road, the gateway to the village was flooded.  Crossy is not that far from us so no doubt he was affected too.

 

We actually had no rain at all yesterday. These downpours can be very localised, I've driven through 2 feet of water in Rangsit and arrived home 15 minutes later to bright sunshine and Madam watering the plants coz it hadn't rained.

 

Localised flooding from rain isn't an issue for us, it all flows into a ruddy great river. Unfortunately everyone upstream also has their rain go into the river.

 

Local level is certainly up a bit today, 101cm below "Worry" and off the green at Pak Kret.

 

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Still pretty constant level (there are tidal effects of course) @ 102cm below "Worry".

 

There's a bunch on the way from up-north of course.

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3 hours ago, bluebluewater said:

Where is it possible to see an aerial view of the flooding throughout the BKK area?  Perhaps something updated on a daily basis?

 

Not seen a site yet this year 😞 

 

Meanwhile Madam has ordered sand and sandbags after Puyai Baan came on the speakers saying they were available for free.

 

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