Water level in Chao Praya river is being closely monitored

September 24th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Agricultural and Cooperatives minister Mr. Somsak Prisanananthakul (สมศักดิ์ ปริศนานันทกุล) reveals that the current flood situation in Ayuthaya province has remained under control.

He adds that the water level circulated from Chao Praya, Pasak (ป่าสัก) and Lop Buri (ลพบุรี) rivers has reached Chao Praya river within Ayuthaya province at the rate of 1,700 cubic meters per second, the amount of which has remained under the river’s capacity.

Mr. Somsak thus affirms that as long as the situation has remained stable combined with complete absence of cyclones furthering into Ayuthaya province, the city council will surely be able to maintain the current water level and prevent flooding to occur in both Ayuthaya and Bangkok.

Mr. Somsak has ordered the Irrigation Department to closely monitor the water level in Chao Praya and Pasak rivers, especially in the high tide season during September 26-29 period. In case of sudden rise in water levels, he urges the department to immediately drain out excess water from both rivers.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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