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According to the Disaster and Mitigation Department, a total of 16,811 villages in 286 districts in 41 provinces have been affected by drought since Oct 2013.

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Parts of Ping River that run through Tak province have completely dried out and have become new picnic spots for the locals. Other activities include football and volleyball.

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Sukhothai province is facing the worst drought in 20 years. Parts of Mae Yom River in Sri Sam Rong district has dried out.

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A part of Yom River which passes through tambon Rang Nok in Sam Ngam district of Phichit province has gone dry.

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Water has dried out in a part of Yom River running through Sukhothai province. Sukhothai is facing the most severe drought in the past 20 years.

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The water level in the Bhumibol Dam continues to decrease. Several rivers along the Chao Praya basin have dried out in some areas. Several communities living on the river banks are struggling with severe draught.

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According to the Irrigation Department, the Bhumibol Dam currently holds only 5,499 metric tonnes of water, or 40.85% of its capacity.

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Portions of Ping, Wang and Yom rivers have dried out after water levels in Bhumibol Dam dropped rapidly. Riverside communities in several provinces are struggling from severe draught.

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A group of locals enjoy a game of volleyball on the waterbed of the dried out Ping River in Tak province.

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The course of Ping River that runs through Tak province has almost dried out completely.

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Parts of Yom River have dried out as Phichit province faces severe drought.

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Ping River in Tak province has gone completely dry.

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Rivers that form the Chao Phraya watershed have partly dried out as more than 40 provinces faces severe drought and water shortage. Photos by Thanarak Khoonton.

  • Published: 17 Apr 2014
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