Irrigation unveils plan to divert runoff from Kaeng Krachan dam
The Royal Irrigation Department has unveiled a two-pronged plan to divert runoff from the Kaeng Krachan dam into an irrigation system on both sides of the Phetchaburi river and into a drainage klong before reaching the Phetchaburi dam. The contingency plan is designed in anticipation that more water, up to 230-250 cubic metres/second, will pour into the Phetchaburi river on August 12. The first prong entails the diversion of 55 cubic metres/second of water into irrigation system on both sides of the river and another 35 cubic metres/second of water into D9 drainage klong. RID said that this measure would cut down the volume of runoff by up to 90 cubic metre/second before it reaches the Phetchaburi dam and, hence, reduces the volume of water flowing downstream into Phetchaburi river and mitigates the impacts on five downstream districts namely Kaeng Krachan, Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Muang and Ban Laem. The...
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