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Bangkok ‘can handle’ deluge if there is no more downpour

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Despite a massive amount of runoff water from the upper part of the country, Bangkok remains relatively safe from flooding.

“The situation should be manageable if no rain’s coming,” Sanya Sheenimit said yesterday in his capacity as the head of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Drainage and Sewerage Department.

The runoff water is expected to reach Bangkok on either the coming Monday or Tuesday. Yet the huge volume of arriving water is unlikely to send floods to the capital given that the average height of embankment along the most vulnerable stretch of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok is now at 2.5 metres. That height is enough to cope with the flow of 3,500 cubic metres of water per second.

Read more: The Nation

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