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After Chiang Mai’s Ping River overflowed last night, residents woke up to a flooded city district this morning. The river’s water level this morning was 4.51 metres. This was 0.81 metres above the critical level. Local residents were using sandbags to stop water from getting into their shops and houses. Small vehicles couldn’t pass through several roads. This included Loi Kroh Road, which was under about 30 centimetres of water.  The flood has even spread to the neighbouring Lamphun province, reported Thai PBS World. Lamphun’s Pa Sang, Muang, Li and Mae Tha districts were flooded yesterday. The commercial zone and popular […]

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Folk in low lying areas around the river may wake again tomorrow to even higher water.  Not only did a rainstorm arrive at 6pm but the irrigation dept in it's infinite wisdom, apparently chose to discharge excess water from the Mae Ngat dam, due at the cbd reaches around now, 6.15pm. 

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