Tags : Dam


Lam Phra Phloeng dam in Korat poses flood threat

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: People in low-lying areas below the Lam Phra Phloeng dam in Pak Thong Chai district have been warned of a second round of flooding as the dam discharges more water into canals. Kwanchai Uttavech, director of Lam Phra Phloeng dam’s irrigation and maintenance project, said more than 15 million cubic metres of water […]Read More


Eight Chinese dams block 40 billion cubic meters of water

The eight dams in China, which were built on the Mekong River, or Lancang as it is called in China, have been blamed as the chief culprit in the sharp fall in water levels downstream and the resulting hardships caused to people in lower riparian countries, according to the Mekong Freedom Network, a civic group […]Read More


Several provinces warned of rising waters

SAKON NAKHON, 27th August 2018 (NNT) – The Temporary Crisis Center has warned officials in the provinces of Sakon Nakhon, Bueng Kan and Nakhon Phanom of rising water levels due to discharge from Nam Oun Dam. Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of National Water Resources and Director of the Temporary Crisis Center Samroeng Saengphuwong has […]Read More


Flooding Hits Phetchaburi City as Crisis Continues

PHETCHABURI — Ankle-deep floodwaters overran central markets in Phetchaburi city Tuesday, as officials scramble to issue nationwide warnings and respond to rain-driven disasters. Downtown Phetchaburi is the latest place to be inundated as dams go over their limits, mudslides imperil communities and rivers spill over their banks in provinces throughout the watershed, from Nong Khai […]Read More


Riverside residents in Kanchanaburi told to brace for possible flooding

Kanchanaburi’s riverside residents have been told to move their belongings to higher grounds in anticipation of possible flooding after three dams in this western province increased water drainage downstream. Kanchanaburi governor Chirakiart Poomsawat sent an urgent circular to all district offices informing them of the need of the three dams, Srinagarind, Vajiralongkorn and Mae Klong […]Read More


Flooding due to overflowing Kaeng Krachan Dam expected tonight

PHETCHABURI, 7 August 2018 (NNT) – Overflowing water from Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan district is expected to begin impacting Phetchaburi province communities tonight with riverside areas likely to see 50 centimeters of water that could remain for up to two weeks. Deputy Prime Minister, Gen Chatchai Sarikalya, Secretary-General of the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR), […]Read More


Phetchaburi braces for dam spillover

PHETCHABURI: Residents in Muang district are scrambling to put up sandbags and build concrete barriers to brace for floods which could happen Monday or Tuesday from the Kaeng Krachan Dam spillover, while authorities are racing to reduce the impact from possible flooding. Royal Irrigation Department (RID) chief Thongplew Kongchan said the Kaeng Krachan Dam in […]Read More


Laos to work with Thailand, South Korea to probe dam

The Laotian Government will work with Thailand and South Korea whose companies are stakeholders in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project to investigate the cause of the collapse of its saddle dam, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced today, according to Vientiane Times. The 410 MW capacity hydro plant is a joint venture between SK Engineering and […]Read More