At a June 29 meeting of provincial administrators, Provincial Waterworks Authority representatives said the increase in reservoir levels - which surpassed last year’s surplus - incited in an increase in algae growth. That has depressed oxygen levels, which impact fish, and increased the amount of manganese in the water, resulting in yellow, red and brown water being dispensed.
PWA officials said they are working the on the problem and are already seeing positive results.
In other business, the council of district administrators and Chonburi’s governor and deputy governor reviewed plans for a “unity blessings fair” to run Dec. 5-8 in honor of HM the King’s 84th birthday. And the Office of Agriculture and Cooperation said 17 public and private units were working on 96 activities related to the development of Yannasangwararam Temple.
Finally, the Chonburi Public Health Office said it was still monitoring province hospitals for cases of Influenza A H1N1 but that no cases of the flu that swept the world in 2009 have been reported.