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Two years of drought suck dry famous lotus swamp

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Two years of drought suck dry famous lotus swamp

By The Nation

 

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A lotus swamp once famous as a tourist attraction in Nakhon Ratchasima province has become barren due to the severe drought.

 

The swamp, in Ban Lueam district, is a part of the 3,000-rai Lahan Luk Nok Reservoir that connects both Nakhon Ratchasima and Chaiyapoom and takes water from Chi River to be used for agriculture.

 

It generated incomes for the locals who were able to sell processed food such as fish jerky, chilli paste, shrimps and fish meat to tourists who came to visit the lotus swamp.

 

However, this tourist attraction has been sucked dry by the drought for two years and the Chi River barely has water left to share with Lahan Luk Nok Reservoir.

 

All the beauty of the swamp has now gone and no one comes to visit it any longer, say locals. Residents whose jobs were dependent on visits by tourists are asking the responsible organisation to help solve this problem.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388728

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-05-29
 
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I was fortunate to visit it with friends, near the end of 2017. It was beautiful. 

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

Residents whose jobs were dependent on visits by tourists are asking the responsible organisation to help solve this problem.

A bit late after it's all dried up.

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