Cloud seeding operations ongoing in North, Northeast to replenish reservoirs


PHITSANULOK, 14 July 2015 – Royal rainmaking centers in the North and Northeast continue to carry out cloud seeding operations to replenish the amount of water in major reservoirs. 

Officials at Phitsanulok royal rainmaking center on Monday conducted cloud seeding operations in Uttaradit and Kamphaengphet provinces to replenish the amount of water in Sirikit Dam and Kwae Noi Bamrung Dan Dam, as well as to force rain to fall over the water-deprived agriculture areas in the lower part of the North. The cloud seeding efforts over the lower North will be expanded today after two aircraft have been brought in from the royal rainmaking center in Chiang Mai.

In Sakon Nakhon, the Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation’s temporary royal rainmaking center has been conducting cloud seeding operations to replenish reservoirs in 20 provinces of the Northeast. Officials at the center expect the cloud seeding operations to continue into September.