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12 northeastern provinces to face water crisis

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A Oxen in a rice farm in Isan, Thailand

A cow in a farm in Isan, Thailand. Photo: Love Krittaya.

Twelve of Thailand’s northeastern provinces are at risk of drought due to lower than normal rainfall, which has resulted in the volume of water stored in the region’s reservoirs to fall to less than 30% of their storage capacities, according to the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR).

The serious water situation has prompted the ONWR to map out contingency plans to cope with the situation, which include artificial rain-making operations, tapping into underground water sources, pumping from an old mines and drawing water from new sources.

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By Thai PBS World

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