This photo taken on November 6, 2022, shows migratory birds at the dried-up freshwater Poyang Lake in Juijiang, China’s central Jiangxi province. (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP)

Dam plans threaten China’s migratory bird haven

Spooked by a historic drought, local authorities in China have renewed controversial plans to dam the country’s biggest freshwater lake. But environmentalists warn damming Poyang Lake, a winter stopover for…

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Riverside residents in 11 provinces warned of Chao Phraya overflows from Wednesday

People living near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and in ten other central provinces are being warned, by the Irrigation Department, of overflows from the river starting Wednesday (July…

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Camping on islets, near reservoir banned at Thailand’s Sri Nakarin Dam National Park

The Sri Nakarin Dam National Park, in the western Thai province of Kanchanaburi, has banned camping on the banks of the park’s reservoir and on islets inside after it was…

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Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Many households and low-lying areas located along the Tha Chin River, in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, are submerged after excess water overflowed the spillways of the Krasiao Dam…

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Thailand’s 20 major dams, reservoirs are in danger of overflowing

Irrigation officials have been advised by Thailand’s Office of the National Water Command Centre (NWCC) to manage the discharge of excess water from Thailand’s 20 major dams and reservoirs properly,…

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Women row a boat with their dog through floodwaters in a neighbourhood in Ayutthaya. This was last year when there were no electoral complications involved. But the time was ominously in October and scores of provinces were suffering. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Successive storms may cause floods in parts of central Thailand this week

People living downstream of Pasak Jolasid Dam in Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Ayutthaya have been warned to brace for flooding as an indirect…

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Construction of controversial Yuam River diversion project approved

Approval was granted today (Wednesday) for the construction of the controversial 70-billion-baht long Yuam River diversion project when the National Environment Board (NEB) gave the go-ahead for the crucial environmental…

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PM orders help to be sent to flood victims in Thailand’s 4 southern provinces

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over the flooding in the country’s four southern provinces and has ordered manpower and materials to be rushed to the area. Government…

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Thai rescuers help many Laotian villagers to safety

A Thai private rescue team is playing a crucial role in the operation to search and rescue Laotian villagers stranded by the floods that have devastated large areas in Sanamxay…

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