Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Floods in Bangkok's 20 districts unlikely after sluice gates removed

Floods in BKK´s 20 districts unlikely after sluice gates removed

Deputy Bangkok Governor Teerachon Manomaiphibul said that after the sluice gates in Canal 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 have been pulled down and the Royal Irrigation Department has installed more water pumps at the water pumping station in the lower part of Khlong Hok Wa, Canal 13, in order to release more than 10 million cubic metres of water into Bang Pakong River, the water situation in Khlong Song tends to get better as the water level does not increase. Believing that the measure is the right solution to the flooding problem, the deputy Bangkok governor estimated that the water level in Khlong Hok Wa will decrease to 2 metres above MSL in 5 days.

If the measure proves successful, 20 out of Bangkok's 50 districts which are business districts and are not in riparian strips, should be 80% unlikely to be inundated. Those districts include Din Daeng, Phaya Thai, Bueng Kum, Bang Sue, Saphan Sung, Wattana, Prawet, Bang Kapi, Sathon, Thung Khru and Ratchathewi districts, Mr Teerachon added.

BANGKOK, 31 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 31 October 2011

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