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3 major dams in the northeastern Thai province Nakhon Ratchasima will likely be completely full by November, as heavy rain is forecasted from late this month into October, says National Water Resources secretary general Somkiat Prajamwong, today. Somkiat adds that NWR is closely monitoring the situation. Today, the Lam Takong Dam holds 214 million cubic metres of water or about 68% of its capacity. The second dam, the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam has 101 million cubic metres or 65% of its capacity. The third dam, the Moon Bon Dam has 165 million cubic metres of water or 60% of its […]

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I find it amusing the way these stories keep appearing. It’s a bit like in the U.K. where every year they publish how many strawberries were consumed by the crowds at Wimbledon. 

In the dry season there are stories of the dams being low and spread fear of no water. In the rainy season they become full and it’s time to talk and spread fear about discharges and flooding.

“New Balls please”!  

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Living in Prachuap rain is not our forte, but this year we have had many more cloudy miserable drizzly days more than the last 10 years i have been here

BUT no real rain, yes a few sharp shower's but no real prolonged spell s/days of rain so we are drier than normal at the moment

Heres to a wet October November

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16 minutes ago, noosard said:

Udon Thani dams seem to be missing most of the rains

Had our best rain in a month yesterday  40mm

A wet soggy September will do please

Same-same, our way, a little further east from UT. And apologies due for me missing your debut post, last month, but thanks anyway!

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Coming from a dry country, I can see this is good news. There is a point though...a critical point when dams have no capacity to capture excessive rain events. These events come and the dams have no capacity and releases have to happen to preserve the walls of the dam. It creates flash flooding and many lives are lost because of the sudden rise of floodwater. So, good to hear levels are up, but keep capacity for heavy rain events.

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