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Kanchanaburi, Yala have enough water to get through dry season

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THAILAND, 26th March 2017 (NNT) – Major dams in two provinces hold sufficient water for consumption in their regions throughout the drought season, according to Thai officials.

In the latest report, there is a combined 4.669 billion cubic meters of water in two major reservoirs – Mae Kong Dam and Srinagarind Dam – in Kanchanaburi province. On a daily basis, Srinagarind Dam discharges 9 million cubic meters of water while Mae Kong Dam discharges 13 million cubic meters of water to residential areas, agricultural zones, industrial zones, and to sustain ecosystems in three cities namely Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, and Kanchanaburi. The supply is expected to last about six months which is long enough to get the three cities through the annual drought.

Meanwhile, Bang Lang Dam in Bannang Sata district of Yala province holds about 1.039 billion cubic meters of water while the usable amount is 763 million cubic meters, which is enough for the whole of 2017. To prevent water scarcity, local officials said the discharge of water from the dam has been closely monitored.