Phetchaburi town not affected by Kaeng Krachan dam spillover
Despite earlier warnings, Phetchaburi town has not been affected by water discharged from the Kaeng Krachan dam and the Phetchaburi River has not yet overflowed as feared, Phetchaburi irrigation project director San Joncharoen said in Monday.
Mr San said the Kaeng Krachan dam is now holding about 726 million cubic metres of water or 102% of its capacity and water is being discharged from the dam through various channels including the spillway and irrigation canals on both sides of the Phetchaburi River.
Water flowing across the spillway is 36 centimetres high.
Currently about 12.8 million cu/m of water is flowing into the dam per day, while about 15 million cu/m of water is being discharged from the dam per day.
The dam will continue to discharge water at this rate.
Mr San confirmed that Phetchaburi town has not been affected by the spillover from the Kaeng Krachachan dam due to effective water management.
The Phetchaburi River has not yet overflowed the banks. Only Ban Laem district is being affected by flooding because of the high tide of the sea.
If there is no more rain and the volume of water flowing over the spillway continue to reduce, the management of water will remain effective, Mr San said.