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Drought crisis to end in two months but department calls for judicious use of water

By The Nation

 

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The Royal Irrigation Department expected the current drought crisis to end in two months but has sought cooperation from all sectors to consume water conservatively in order to maximise usage.

 

According to a report, as of February 24, there were 42.02 billion cubic metres of water reserved nationwide with 18 billion cubic metres for drinking, Thaweesak Thanadachophol, deputy director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department, said on Friday.

 

Off-season agriculture is seeing 4.02 million rai being planted, which exceeds the expected plan by 42 per cent. Of the total, 440,000 rai have been harvested, mostly using other sources of natural water since the main river does not support agriculture.

 

The department has prepared mobile water pumps to help the drought-hit areas throughout the country, put in operation 1,935 machines. Water pumps were installed in various areas in 33 provinces.

 

At the same time, a total of 106 water trucks have been prepared to be sent to support areas hit by water shortage such as Loei (6 trucks), Chachoengsao (2 trucks), Chanthaburi (1 truck) and Rayong (4 trucks).

 

The director has asked all sectors to use water economically until the beginning of the coming rainy season.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30383010

 

 

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10 minutes ago, graemeaylward said:

That's May then by my reckoning!

So is he giving an early warning that Songkran will revert to it's traditional Buddhist roots where only a small amount of water is used?  I doubt it!!!

Yep.

The idiots will still be chucking it around as usual while a lot of people have none.

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It didn't in 2019, f.ex. Maprachan in Pattaya got very little water in during the "rainy season" and is now near empty (it has a dead capacity which can't be pumped out). Wishful thinking.

 

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Water at our house in south Pattaya has been on/off for a couple of weeks now.

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

Drought crisis to end in two months but department calls for judicious use of water

Ah, meaning the judiciary can authorise hi-so use only

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What is the point of having water pumps ready when there is no water ??

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17 hours ago, DrTuner said:

It didn't in 2019, f.ex. Maprachan in Pattaya got very little water in during the "rainy season" and is now near empty (it has a dead capacity which can't be pumped out). Wishful thinking.

 

https://www.thaiwater.net/DATA/REPORT/php/show_sm_dam.php?lang=en#

 

Capture.JPG.fe11c041dfe5485ff922532307780feb.JPG

 

Water at our house in south Pattaya has been on/off for a couple of weeks now.

Had the same problem in Korat.. Water on/off for last few weeks..

Why in 2 months water problem will be fixed?? Divine intervention???

The way the World's weather is going, either be too much water, or none at all..

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

The Royal Irrigation Department expected the current drought crisis to end in two months but has sought cooperation from all sectors to consume water conservatively in order to maximise usage.

Until same time next year !

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