Pattaya Daily News

13 September 2014 :: 01:09:33 am 91844

Pattaya To Suffer Drought

The Royal Irrigation Department revealed that Pattaya may encounter insufficient water in the near future due to unseasonable rainfall.
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PATTAYA – September 11,2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; Recently-The Royal Irrigation Department revealed that Pattaya might encounter a severe drought because of the lack of rain. Plus the water which is in the reservoirs now might not be insufficient.

 

Mr.Boonsom Yutithampinyo-director of the water management and development- revealed after the conference that the water in reservoirs in Eastern parts of Thailand were still ok but Chachoengsao, Rayong and Chonburi were very low.

 

The amount of water was less than expected due to the unseasonable amount of rainfall. According to the statistics rainfall was 30% less than expected for this time of year. As a result of this the amount of water in 8 reservoirs in east of Thailand were a lot less than the normal (29 million cubic meters compared with 43 million cubic meters).

 

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Meanwhile Mab Prachan reservoir which is the main reservoir that supplies water to Pattaya had just 5 million cubic meters of water compared with 8.8 million cubic meters of water this time last year. The water works has to produce about 180,000 cubic meters of water per day. Plus it’s expected that El Nino will occur at the end of this year which can affect the seasons.

 

However the Royal Irrigation Department had planned to help the situation by assigning East Water company to use water from Bang Pakong river to support people.

 

The officials had connected a pipe to each reservoir in order to drain it from Bang Pra reservoir in order to supply Pattaya.

 

Mr.Boonsom added that in the future the Royal Irrigation Department will construct a pipe line that can drain water from Chao Praya dam, Pasak Chonlasit dam and other reservoirs in order to cope with the drought.

 

Meanwhile in Sattahip, Chaiyapruek and Jomtien areas had been supported from the Chak nok reservoir, Sattahip Irrigation department and East Water company. However the officials appealed the people to use water sparingly.

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Community News

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