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Govt continues to seek cooperation from people to save water during dry season

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BANGKOK, 7 March 2016 (NNT) – The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry has adjusted its water distribution plan after the water in 10 main dams across the country receded to critical levels. People have been advised to conserve water as a matter of urgency, as the remaining supplies are critically low.

Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chatchai Sarikulya said that the water discharge plan of each dam has been tweaked to cope with severe drought as water levels continue to drop.

The dams include Ubolratana dam in Khon Kaen, Mae Ngat Somboon Chon dam in Chiang Mai, Huai Luang dam in Udon Thani, Lam Pao dam in Kalasin, Kra Seaw dam in Suphan Buri and Lam Phra Phloeng dam in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister said that water will still be discharged according to the schedule of each dam. For example, Mae Ngat Somboon Chon dam will release 1.2 million cubic meters of water a week.

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