Central plain provinces in Thailand warned of rising water

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The National Water Command said the discharge rate of the Chao Phraya barrage in Chai Nat province will be raised to 2,200-2,300 cubic metres per second due to heavy rain forecast until September 26.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation warned people living on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in central plain provinces to beware of rising water levels from Sept 25-27.

The National Water Command said the discharge rate of the Chao Phraya barrage in Chai Nat province will be raised to 2,200-2,300 cubic metres per second due to heavy rain forecast until September 26. As a result, the levels of the Chao Phraya River below the barrage will increase by 30- 50 centimetres.



Low-lying riverside communities and those in the areas without permanent flood embankments in Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Ayutthaya, Singburi, Ang Thong, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan and Bangkok are instructed to closely monitor the water situation. (TNA)