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Water level drops in two major dams

Farmers advised to reduce size of second crops

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The amount of usable water in two major dams, Bhumibol and Sirikit, had fallen to only 18% of capacity as of Tuesday, and people are being warned to conserve water. 

The Royal Irrigation Department announced on its website that Bhumibol dam in Tak province was storing 5.457 billion cubic metres of water on Tuesday, or 41% of its  full capacity of 13.462 billion cubic metres, but the usable water was only 1.657 billion cubic metres.

Sirikit dam in Uttaradit province had 4.146 billion cubic metres, or 44% of 9.51 billion cubic metres of  capacity, with usable water of 1.296 billion cubic metres.

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