Water diverted from Korat dam to relieve shortage

Water diverted from Korat dam to relieve shortage

The Lam Choeng Krai stream in tambon Lum Khao is one of numerous water sources in a total of eight tambons in Nakhon Ratchasima's Non Sung district to have dried up, prompting officials to divert water from Lam Ta Khong dam to relieve severe shortages. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)
The Lam Choeng Krai stream in tambon Lum Khao is one of numerous water sources in a total of eight tambons in Nakhon Ratchasima's Non Sung district to have dried up, prompting officials to divert water from Lam Ta Khong dam to relieve severe shortages. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Water is being diverted from the Lam Ta Khong dam in Si Khiu district to Non Sung district where all water sources have dried up, governor Wichian Chantaranothai said on Sunday.

Mr Wichian said an area covering eight tambons in Non Sung district is suffering from serious water shortages as all normal sources have dried up. To alleviate the problem, provincial authorities tried to deliver water by truck from Bung Phutsa, a reservoir in Muang district, to tambon Kho Hong and other tambons in Non Sung district..

But the authorities have been blocked by residents living around the Bung Phutsa reservoir who want to save the water for themselves, he said. They therefore arranged for water from the Lam Ta Khong dam to be diverted to the affected tambons in Non Sung district via irrigation canals. The diversion began on Saturday evening and the water is expected to reach Non Sung district on Sunday afternoon.

Aside from Non Sung district, a survey revealed that about 297 villages across the province would soon face serious water shortages, prompting the province to draw up a relief plan, Mr Wichian said. The emergency measures include dredging reservoirs and swamps, drilling more artesian wells and seeking financial support from the central government.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (6)

Hotel floors shut after Egyptian tests positive for virus

Two floors of a hotel in Rayong where an Egyptian delegation stayed have been ordered closed for sanitising after one of them was found to have been infected with the coronavirus.

18:33

Family of infected girl from Sudan investigated

The family of a nine-year-old girl found infected with Covid-19 are being investigated after they were not in state quarantine and required only to self-isolate.

18:13

Jokowi wants wider testing as Indonesia cases near 77,000

Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants to ramp up coronavirus testing by 50% to 30,000 per day as infections reached nearly 77,000 in Southeast Asia’s most populous nation.

17:51