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Reservoirs placed on alert for Typhoon Molave

By The Nation



Lam Takhong Dam


Thailand’s water management authority has warned that reservoirs across the country must prepare for the arrival of Typhoon Molave on Wednesday.


The National Water Resources (NWR) Office said it has issued an alert for the country’s six large reservoirs – Chulabhorn in Chaiyaphum province, Lam Takhong, Lam Phra Phloeng, and Mun Bon in Nakhon Ratchasima, Khun Dan Prakan and Chon in Nakhon Nayok, and Nong Plalai in Rayong province.


Also told to prepare for the typhoon were 124 medium-sized reservoirs – 10 in the North, 76 in the Northeast, four in the Central Region, 20 in the East, 11 in the West and three in the South.


Preparation will help reduce impacts of the typhoon on people who live around the reservoirs, said NWR deputy secretary-general Samroeng Sangphuwong.


Typhoon Molave is forecast to hit Thailand on Wednesday (October 28), when heavy rain in the lower North, Northeast, East, Central Region and South will increase the risk of flash floods and landslides.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396870



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Isn't the 28th tomorrow. It is very bad when Weather Forecasters don't seem to know what will be happening just a day or so ahead. 


I thought that I had read somewhere that, reservoirs being full to almost overflowing and having to release vast quantities of water on those poor people downstream has happened a few times before.

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44 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

They keep on saying reservoirs are not full and in a drought. Never can get straight information here. 

With water level at 99% out of a 100% can be considered not full.  But your right the weather department has a long way to go to match the quality of weather departments in other countries.  Sticking your head out the window before making a report is 18th century stuff!  And more weather recording stations would be handy.

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2 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Mabrachan still only at 35%: https://www.thaiwater.net/DATA/REPORT/php/show_sm_dam.php?lang=en


Does that puddle have a hole on the bottom or what?

Like wise the Passk dam in Lopburi is only full 40% at the most ,unless Petchaboon ,150 km  north  of us ,has some more rain ,where most of the water comes from .it will struggle to make 60% full .

They have dug a big hole  about 100 rie  on the edge of the dam to try and catch /save more water at great expense ,that is just a large puddle.  

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