Irrigation Dept dismisses rumors about dam failure in Prachuap Khiri Khan

Bhumibol Dam (เขื่อนภูมิพล)

Bhumibol Dam (เขื่อนภูมิพล). Photo: Love Krittaya

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 9 January 2017 (NNT) – The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has dismissed the rumor about the Pong Samsip and Khlong Loi reservoirs being breached.

Following a rumor about Samsip and Khlong Loi reservoirs being breached, RID Deputy Director General Thongplew Kongchan explained that heavy downpours in Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan province created a water surge that exceeded the capacity of the two small reservoirs and caused water to flow out through spillways, but not over the reservoir crest.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: supawadee wangsri
Rewriter: Nattakorn Ploddee

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