11 July 2024

Three major dams on the southwestern part of the country are now more than 80 percent full although the end of the rainy season is about three months away.


According to the Irrigation Department, the Srinakarin dam in Kanchanaburi province is now 83 percent full with 14,790 million cubic metres of water; the Kaeng Krachan dam in Petchaburi province is 86 percent full with  612 million cubic metres of water; and the Pran Buri dam in Prachuab Khiri Khan is 85 percent full with 331 million cubic metres of water.


Kaeng Krachan national park chief Mana Permpoon, however, said that water level in the Petchaburi river has started to recede, making it possible for his men to supply food, drinking water and other necessities to people affected by flooding in areas around the park.


A police helicopter was also deployed on Monday to supply rice and other necessities to flood victims in areas still inaccessible by road.


The Irrigation Department, meanwhile, reported that flooding has eased in several provinces except in Salaypoom district of Roi-et and Thai Charoen, Pa Tiew and Kudchum districts of Yasothorn province.