11 July 2024

Pasak riverside communities were warned today (Wednesday) to brace for possible flooding and to move their valuable belongings to higher ground after the Pasak Jolasid Dam decided to triple the rate of discharge of excess water, from 100 to 300 cubic meters/second, from today.

In an urgent report to Saraburi’s provincial governor, Apirak Srikulawong, who is in charge of water management at Pasak Jolasid Dam, explained the need to increase the discharge rate arises because the water level in the reservoir is steadily increasing, due to heavy rain north of the dam, as a result of tropical storm Kompasu in, adding that the increased discharge rate may cause the level of the Pasak River to rise by between 2 and 2.5 metres.