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Korat water situation 'critical'
« on: August 10, 2014, 06:28:26 PM »
The water situation in Nakhon Ratchasima has reached a critical stage as the total volume of supplies in all five reservoirs in the northeastern province currently stands at 421 million cubic metres, or less than half of storage capacity, irrigation officials said.

Chidchanok Somprasert, director of Regional Irrigation Office 8 in Nakhon Ratchasima, said Sunday the water level in the province’s five large reservoirs continued to dwindle due to a lack of rain.

Based on the latest measurement this afternoon, he said, the Lam Phra Ploeng reservoir in Pak Thong Chai district currently holds 12 million cubic metres of water, or about 11% of its capacity.

Water in the Lam Takhong reservoir in Sikhiu district stands at 133 million cubic metres, or 42% of capacity. Three other reservoirs — Lam Moon Bon and Lam Sae in Khon Buri district and Lam Plai Mat in Soeng Sang — have 52% of capacity each.

Mr Chidchanok described the current water situation in the province as “critical”. If low rainfall continues for the next two months, until October, without monsoons or storms, he said Nakhon Ratchasima will certainly face serious problems relating to water resources management.

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Offline thaiga

Re: Nakhon Ratchasima prepares to deal with possible water shortages
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 04:07:18 PM »
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 10 October 2014 (NNT)

The Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Governor has called for a meeting with related agencies to address the situation of drought on Friday.

According to Governor Thongchai Lue-adul, the average amount of water in the province’s five biggest reservoirs remain less than 50 percent of their total capacities, raising concerns of possible water shortages during the upcoming dry season. The Lamtakong Reservoir, which is the biggest and most important reservoir in the province, has only 46 percent of its water remaining.

More than 250 representatives from related government units in 32 districts have attended the meeting to brainstorm ideas in finding solutions to resolve the problems of water shortages during the dry season, which is set to take place on the first half of 2015.

The governor has ordered every district to conduct another survey on amount of water in other smaller reservoirs, lakes, or waterways. If possible, ground water would be pumped into the communities’ water sources in order to retain as much water as possible.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.