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Serious flood warning along major rivers

By THE NATION

 

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PEOPLE LIVING on the banks of major rivers in Thailand have been warned they face a serious risk of flooding.

 

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) deputy secretary-general Samroeng Sangphuwong, who now heads a war room on water crisis, said people living along Kam, Songkhram, Oun, Kwai Noi, Kwai Yai, Pasak, Prachin Buri and Nan rivers should keep abreast of flood reports. 

 

“Recent heavy downpours look set to increase water levels in these rivers,” he said, adding that Nan province had been hit by 155.5 millimetres of rain in the 24-hour period ending yesterday morning. This rainwater will eventually flow into Nan River. 

 

Somroeng said the Mekong had already overflowed in many provinces, including Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan. 

 

“It may also overflow in Bueng Kan and Ubon Ratchathani soon,” he said. 

 

The authorities are also monitoring five major dams, Nam Oun in Sakon Nakhon, Kaeng Krachan in Phetchaburi, Vajiralongkorn and Srinakharin in Kanchanaburi and Khun Dan Prakan Chon in Nakhon Nayok. These dams are 108 per cent, 106 per cent, 94 per cent, 91 per cent and 87 per cent full respectively. 

 

Although floods have already hit many provinces, Deputy Prime Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya said the Meteorological Department had found the country’s overall rainfall to date was below normal levels. 

 

“There are heavy rains only in some areas,” he said. 

 

Chatchai said some provinces have not seen rain for a long period of time and he believed it would be necessary to stage rainmaking operations for some dry zones to prevent drought. 

 

“The prime minister has already been informed of the situation. We will get a clear plan around the middle of this month,” Chatchai said. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30353651

 
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Wonder where the photo was taken.

Looks like it might be Mukdahan by the high voltage lines across the river.

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How is this possible? The Thai government has so brilliantly put the anti flooding plan into action a few decades ago.

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14 minutes ago, nahkbin said:

I want to see how they stack the water to be over 100% of the dams capacity!

Its simple.  100% is the safe capacity which is a long way below the top of the wall. Some dams are not designed to overflow.  Hate to think what would happen to a Thai dam if it got that high !

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I want to see how they stack the water to be over 100% of the dams capacity!

Perhaps 100% of the dam’s design structural design is lower than the dam’s total capacity? I personally have never seen any dam reservoir filled to the level of the surrounding ground.


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Look at it from a positive perspective, you may call it the TAT way when they announce:

"Thanks to restless and glorious efforts of government officials, now Thailand beats Finland in the number of lakes. 1 mio angler-tourists from China expected in Thailand over next months. Tour buses with coyote dancers will visit the hot spots for stress relief for those without a catch."

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Serious flood warning along major rivers in Thailand
Gen Chatchai is confident current flooding is not a serious problem
 

Is there another lifetime ban from Thailand hanging in the air for publicly making false assertions?

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13 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

Tour buses with coyote dancers will visit the hot spots for stress relief for those without a catch."

And for those with an "itch"!  :cheesy:

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5 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

Serious flood warning along major rivers in Thailand
Gen Chatchai is confident current flooding is not a serious problem

Yet again, just verbal diarrhoea...........  :post-4641-1156693976:

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Patch up the flaws, sorted for next year, now we have cracked it just like the Big Boss said and all done at a fraction of the proposed cost. Official budget minus actual cost equals happiness for some.

Repeat next year.

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“The prime minister has already been informed of the situation. We will get a clear plan around the middle of this month,” Chatchai said. 

 

Which will be two weeks too late for some !!!

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I live 300 meters from Prachinburi river; it's very high, not yet on the road, but houses near the river are already flooded ( all are stilt houses  , people have boats to navigate ) 

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1 hour ago, bluejets said:

Wonder where the photo was taken.

Looks like it might be Mukdahan by the high voltage lines across the river.

It is for sure 100 km north of Mukdahan (same Road) in Nakhon Phanom outside of Wat Mahatat, Tanon Sutornwichit looking south.

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