Bhumibol Dam back to its normal function, releasing 40 m3 per day
Bhumibol Dam is now receiving a continuously decreasing amount of water flow, and is able to resume its normal function of releasing 40 cubic metres of water per day.
Mr Narong Thaiprayoon, Director of Bhumibol Dam, said that at present the water situation in Bhumibol Dam was constantly improving as its water retaining capacity had risen from the lowest point of 3 cm high to 20 cm high. Yesterday, the amount of incoming water lowered to 35.16 million cubic metres, enabling Bhumibol Dam to resume its normal function of releasing 40 million cubic metres per day after it had been releasing 60 million cubic metres per day during the flooding period.
Bhumibol Dam, of which the current water level is 259.80 metres MSL or 13,399.77 million cubic metres, can retain additional 62.23 million cubic metres of water or 0.46% of its total capacity. Yesterday, 35.16 million cubic metres of water flowed into the dam. Today, the dam is releasing 40 cubic metres at the rate of 525 cubic metres per second to maintain the water level in the dam. With the mentioned factor and the flowing rate of Wang River at 120 cubic metres per second and that of Ping River of 645 cubic metres per second, the flooding problem at the area behind the dam and the central part of Thailand will, thus, be resolved.
BANGKOK, 28 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 28 October 2011