Ayutthaya told to brace for flooding


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Ayutthaya told to brace for flooding

BMA insists capital is prepared

  • Published: 28 Sept 2013

The Royal Irrigation Department has warned of more flooding in Ayutthaya and its downstream areas, with the Pasak River set to rise by up to 1.5m Sunday.

The authority needs to release more water from two dams upstream.

Ayutthaya Irrigation Office director Mitree Pitinanond said he had been informed the Rama VI dam in Tha Rua district will release more water, as the upstream Pasak Jolasid dam in Lop Buri is almost at full capacity and has to increase its own discharge.

The Pasak Jolasid dam is now at 93% of its water storage capacity.

The release of more water from the dams comes after warnings of more rainfall over the next few days.

The Meteorological Department Saturday issued a warning for people in 10 provinces in the Central Plains region and the East to brace for heavy rain triggered by a monsoon.

The warning told people in Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Trat to brace for heavy rain triggered by a monsoon trough over the next few days.

The department also warned of more rain in the Northeast on Tuesday as tropical storm Wutip in the upper South of the China Sea is predicted to make landfall in Vietnam on that day. Continue reading

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