5 districts in Phetchauburi face flooding as more water drained out of Kaeng Krachan dam
People living in five districts of Phetchaburi province have been warned to brace for flooding as more water is being drained out of Kaeng Krachan dam which is now 97 percent full and water is spilling over the spillways. Muang, Ban Laem, Tha Lat and Tha Yang districts which are located downstream of the dam are expected to be affected from the increased drainage of water, said Mr Somkiart Prachamwong, secretary-general of the National Water Resources Office, on Saturday. Relief and rescue equipment sent by the Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department will be arriving at the command centre at the Phetchaburi provincial hall on Sunday. Mr Somkiart, accompanied by Governor Chatporn Ratdusadee and officials from the Royal Irrigation Department, held a meeting today to discuss the updates on water situation in Kaeng Krachan dam before they boarded a helicopter to survey the dam and areas downstream which are to...
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