National Water Resources Office warns eight central provinces of more flooding in early October due to increased water discharge from two dams

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The Office of National Water Resources today, September 30th, has issued a warning to eight provinces in central Thailand, including Bangkok, to prepare for possible flooding as the Pasak Chonlasit Dam and the Chao Phraya Dam are planning to discharge more water.

Thailand was forecast to have heavy to very heavy rain in some areas of the northern, northeastern, central, and eastern regions from September 22nd to 24th and heavy rain in some places in the lower central and the upper southern regions from September 28th to October 2nd, which resulted in widespread flooding in many areas.

Cumulative rainfall in the upper Chao Phraya River and the Pasak River is also likely to steadily cause more water to flow from the upper areas of the rivers to the Chao Phraya Dam at a level of at least 3,200 cubic meters per second.

To maintain stability, safety, and security, the Office of National Water Resources, therefore, has assigned the Royal Irrigation Department to manage the increasing water level by draining the water from Pasak Chonlasit Dam at the rate of 900-1,200 cubic meters per second which would result in a slight increase in the water level in the Chao Phraya Dam and Pasak Chonlasit Dam to about 1.20-2.40 meters during October 1st- the 5th.

PHOTO: Bangkokbiznews

According to the warnings, the areas to be cautioned are:

  1. Chainat: areas near Chao Phraya River in Phonang Damok Subdistrict and Phonang Dam Tok Subdistrict, Sappaya District
  2. Singburi: areas near Chao Phraya River in Wat Suea Kham, Wat Sing, In Buri District, Mueang Singburi District, and Phromburi District
  3. Ang Thong: areas near Pong Paeng Canal and Chao Phraya River in Chaiyo Temple, Chaiyo District, and Pa Mok District
  4. Lop Buri: areas on both sides of the Pasak River of Phatthana Nikhom District
  5. Ayutthaya: Khlong Bang Ban area and along the Noi River in Hua Wiang subdistrict of Sena district, Lat Chit subdistrict and Tha Din Daeng subdistrict of Hak Phai district as well as two banks of the Pasak River in Tha Ruea District, Nakhon Luang District, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District along the Chao Phraya River
  6. Saraburi: areas on both sides of the Pasak River in Wang Muang District, Kaeng Khoi District, Mueang District, Sao Hai District, and Ban Mo District
  7. Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi: lowland areas near the embankment of the Chao Phraya River
  8. Bangkok: areas near the embankments of both sides of the Chao Phraya River

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.