Water shortages are expected to hit Phitsanulok next year if there is not enough rainfall to fill the major dams by the end of the rainy season.
As the rainy season begins this month, local authorities are devising ways to retain the most rainfall. The provincial irrigation office has said managing water is key to preventing or easing drought that may hit the province, served by two of the country's main rivers, the Yom and Nan.
Bundit Inta, chief of the Phitsanulok irrigation office, said heavy rainfall has come rather late this year, which is a not a good sign for farmers relying on a stable water supply for their cash crops.
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