Mekong levels in Mukdaharn steadily decreasingAugust 19th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Deputy Governor of Mukdaharn province Sommai Preechasin (สมหมาย ปรีชาศิลป์) spoke of the flood situation in the province by referring to a Hydrology Survey report which measured water levels in the Mekong River at 12.62 meters with a constant reduction of 1 centimeter per hour. The report stated that if northern province water levels continued to fall and there was no rains, the river would return to normal levels within the week. However, the expectation of heavy rains in the coming months have led to warnings of repeated flooding.
The Deputy Governor stated that all related agencies and local administrations have been instructed to keep a 24 hour watch until the situation alleviates.
Miss Sommai stated that the province has set a fund of 1 million baht to aid those affected by flooding and also acknowledged the contribution of Royal Aid.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand