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8 provinces already hit by drought (isaan)
« on: January 31, 2014, 03:50:31 PM »
BANGKOK, 31 Jan 2014, (NNT) - The Department of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has said 25 districts in 8 provinces in the northeastern region have already been hit by drought.

According to DDPM's Director general Chatchai Promlert, 1,524 villages in eight provinces of Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Buriram, Mahasarakham, Khon Kean, Si Sa Ket, Singburi, and Chachierngsao have reportedly been suffering from lack of water for consumption and daily use.

The Department discovered that the water levels in reservoirs in the northeastern, western, and southern regions remained unchanged, at 70-80 % of their capacity; the same of last year's. Dams in the North, however, have lower water levels, at around 50% of capacity; given these dams have to release water for farmlands in nearby zones, which have been doing more off-season farming than the areas' limits.

Meanwhile, the water level at Lamlao Dam in Kalasin Province has dropped to 39% of its capacity, said the Director General, urging locals to use water wisely and sparingly. Farmers should also refrain form growing off-season rice and switch to other short-lived crops that demand less amount of water.

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Re: Buriram battered by drought
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 01:22:37 PM »
CHIANG MAI, 7 February 2014 (NNT) – Buriram is running short on water supply as 8 villages are struggling without water.

Buriram Governor Thongchai Lue-Adun, together with Disaster Prevention and Mitigation authorities, has paid a visit to 8 villages in the province that have been hard hit by an early drought since January 20th. According to him, more than 3,700 families in the affected area have requested that authorities bring them water from somewhere else to ease this tribulation.

As this year’s drought is expected to last longer than those in the past few years, the governor has ordered all related agencies to inspect all areas and collect relevant information in order for the province to request an appropriate amount of budget to assist the victims.

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A total of 4,105 villages in 82 districts of 18 provinces have been declared drought disaster zones in need of urgent assistance, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chatchai Promlert announced on Wednesday.

The 18 provinces are Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phrae, Tak, Nan and Phayao in the North; Buri Ram, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Si Sa Ket and Chaiyaphum in the Northeast; Sing Buri, Saraburi and Chainat in the Central region; Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Prachin Buri in the East; and Trang in the South.

Mr Chatchai said provincial disaster prevention and mitigation offices have been assigned to conduct surveys of drought-hit villages in order to divide them into zones and prepare detailed plans for water management and distribution in each area.

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Re: Drought worsens in several provinces ♦ Khon Kaen
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 12:48:25 PM »
KHONKAEN, 8 March 2014 (NNT) – The widespread drought continues to worsen in several provinces of Thailand due to months of no rainfall.



In Khon Kaen province, residents of Mueang and Ban Fang districts are now faced with a serious shortage of tap water after their water storage reservoir dried up. The reservoir is completely without water, as there has been no inflow of water for two months.

In Satun province, local people on Sarai Island in Mueang district lined up on Friday to get water from an artesian aquifer after finding that most of the normally-available freshwater supply had been exhausted. The island has been declared by the local administrative organization a 'red' zone on the scale of drought disaster.

In Mae Hong Son, the local Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office revealed that people in two districts were facing water shortages as a result of drought, and the provincial administration has been notified of the dire situation.

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