Bangkok on alert as 70,000 homes flood in Thailand

Thai authorities have rushed to protect parts of Bangkok from floodwaters that have already inundated 70,000 homes and killed six people in the country’s northern and central provinces.Tropical Storm Dianmu has caused flooding in 30 provinces, with the kingdom’s central region the worst hit, the ...

Agriculturists suggest diversion of water to both sides of Chao Phraya

The Thai Agriculturist Association has suggested that northern runoff from Nakhon Sawan be diverted to both sides of the Chao Phraya river, instead of being left to surge downstream to the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat province.Pramote Charoensilp, president of the association, said the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Water plan to prevent flooding

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has attempted to allay concerns over possible mass flooding along the Chao Phraya River, saying a water management plan was put in place to prevent such a disaster from happening.His assurance came after he inspected the water situation at the Chao ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Floods damage over 20,000 rai of farmlands this year

The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry announced on Thursday that flooding has damaged more than 20,000 rai of agricultural land and that 7 million baht has been spent compensating more than 1,000 farmers.Peeraphan Kothong, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, said according to the report covering damages incurred ...

The Nation Reporter

BMA’s solution on flood problem in Bangkok

Flood problem in Bangkok can be occurred in many areas owing to: The increasing number of large buildings that discharged a large volume of wastewater; The increase of the size of drain pipe or additional network of drain pipes which is uneasy to make it ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Anti-flooding plans agreed

A government committee on Thursday approved four flood prevention projects in Bangkok and a water supply project in Pattani.The projects were approved at a meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, said Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) secretary-general Somkiat Prajamwong.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Rising stink from floodwaters triggers health fears

The Pollution Control Department has been tasked with monitoring floodwater around the country after complaints of foul-smelling odour from stagnant runoff.The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has expressed concern about hazardous pollution in the floodwater, as drains and sewers become overwhelmed by seasonal downpours.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Chao Phraya River set to rise, but Bangkok flooding 'risk is low', govt says

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned of rising water levels in the Chao Phraya River but played down flooding risks in Bangkok even though 13 provinces had flooded on Saturday.RID deputy director-general Thaweesak Thanadachopol said a monsoon trough covering the lower part of the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Full dams add to flood woes

Low-lying areas near three major dams in Nakhon Ratchasima were hit by flash floods on Tuesday after water levels in the reservoirs exceeded maximum capacity.Lam Phra Phloeng Dam on Tuesday recorded 165 million cubic metres of water, four times more than the amount recorded last ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

No end in sight: Bangkok's flood problem to persist

Nine years after the epic flood of 2011, the upper-eastern part of Bangkok — the low-lying and flood-prone area — is still as vulnerable as ever to inundation as City Hall might not be able to develop six flood catchment projects there as planned.In the ...

Supoj Wancharoen

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