Flooding causes severe damage to Kalasin rice fields

Flooding causes severe damage to Kalasin rice fields

Many rice fields in Kalasin province are still under water, although water levels in the province are receding steadily. Flooding in this northeastern province has caused severe damage to farmland and livestock. (Photo by Yongyuth Phuphuangpet)
Many rice fields in Kalasin province are still under water, although water levels in the province are receding steadily. Flooding in this northeastern province has caused severe damage to farmland and livestock. (Photo by Yongyuth Phuphuangpet)

KALASIN: Flooding in this central northeastern province has caused severe damage to farmland, fishery and livestock, according to local media reports.

The reports said that although the floodwaters in areas along the Pao and Chi rivers are receding steadily, many rice fields are still under water.

In tambon Huay Pho of Muang district, rice seedlings are rotting after nearly a month of flooding caused by several storms and heavy rain.

Farmers said they still plan to invest in second-season rice farming after the situation has returned to normal.

In all, the flooding has caused damage to 141,574 rai of rice fields and 2,023 rai of fish ponds, and killed 2,766 head of livestock.

While the water is receding, teams of officials have been deployed to watch the situation around the clock, particularly in areas along the Pao and Chi rivers in the province's Khong Chai, Rong Kham, Kamalasai, Yang Talat and Muang districts.


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