BANGKOK, 23 October 2010 (NNT) – Agriculture and cooperatives Minister has warned that continuous heavy rain in the north would create huge water flows down to the central region, including Bangkok.
The Agriculture and cooperatives Minister Teera Wongsamut said rains in Tak, Mae Hong Son, and Kamphaeng Phet provinces have raised the water level in the Ping River. With that volume, the water is expected to move downstream to Phra Nakorn Sri Ayutthaya province by around 4,000 cubic meters per second on 27 October. Combined with high tide on that same day, Mr Teera warned that flood as high as two meters would be possible in Bangkok. He also urged related authorities to add another meter to the levee from one meter to two meters.