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Long stretch of Yom River dries up in Phichit

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Long stretch of Yom River dries up in Phichit

By The Nation

 

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A long section of the Yom River passing through tambon Rang Nok in Phichit’s Sam Ngam district has dried up, revealing a parched riverbed on Thursday.

 

The Yom River - which was once so abundant that it flooded riverside homes during the rainy season – started drying up since the start of this year. 

 

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With the ongoing dry season and practically no rainfall so far, Yom River’s exposed bed has locals worried about water shortage, both for consumption and farming. 

 

Sam Ngam is a transit point for the river before it runs through the downstream districts of Pho Prathap Chang, Bung Narang and Pho Thalae before entering Nakhon Sawan province.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30367903

 

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Perfect time to get in there and dredge it so when the rainy season comes, maybe the town will not get flooded as in past.

 

Just a thought...

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Posted (edited)

Probably has a lot of fertile topsoil in the river bed for redistribution, too. 

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4 hours ago, AgMech Cowboy said:

Probably has a lot of fertile topsoil in the river bed for redistribution, too. 

No need ka, that’s what the burning is for!😍🤦🏻‍♂️

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In Phrae people have been seen walking across the river, the water doesn't even reach their knees!!

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Last year was worse at end of March. It had stopped flowing in Phrae and was only puddles. Locals sand bag the river to get extra water for farming. Lot of people were netting fish in the puddles. This year it hasn't started yet.

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