Flood monitoring ad hoc centre to adjust water release plan of major dams

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | NNT | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The flood monitoring ad hoc centre has announced that it will adjust the water release plans of both Vajiralongkorn and Srinagarind dams on September 4th.

Samrueng Saengphuwong, the deputy secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources and director of the ad hoc centre has reported that currently there are several major dams that have exceeded 80 percent of their capacity and are now in the ‘Upper Rule Curve’.

He elaborated that the water level in Nam Oun Dam is now at 110 percent with an outflow rate of 8.69 million cubic meters per day. The rate of water release is to be reduced due to the prediction that the downpours in September and October will lessen.

The director of the ad hoc centre said today that the water storage level of the dam in Phetchaburi Province is at 106 percent and it’s 102 centimeters above the spillway. Water being released from the dam is 15.31 million cubic meters daily and is being directed into the local Phetchaburi River.

The director said Phetchaburi dam will increase the outflow rate to 11.23 million cubic meters per day.

Director Samrueng said the Vajiralongkorn dam in Kanchanaburi is currently releasing 52.31 million cubic meters of water each day. However, the officials will increase the rate by five million cubic metre each day from September 4th10th. At the moment, the dam’s water level is at 94 percent

He then gave details of the water release schedule for Srinagarind, saying the authority will increase the rate from 22 million cubic meters per day to 28 million from September 7th13th. The dam’s water level is at 91 percent at the time of this report.

The volume of water being released daily from Khun Dan Prakan Chon and Pranburi dams is 7.8 million cubic meters per day and 11.08 million cubic metre per day respectively. The water content of the former is 86 percent and the latter 81 percent.



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