Drought dries up waterfalls in Chiang Mai


CHIANG MAI – Four waterfalls in the northern province of Chiang Mai has become parched amidst the prolonged drought crisis.

This year’s drought crisis is said to be the worst in a decade. Water in Huay Kaew, Sai Yoi, Wang Bua Ban, and Mon Tha Than waterfalls has completely dried up. The four waterfalls are situated in Doi Suthep Pui National Park.

Local authorities are now drawing up plans to increase humidity in the park and looking into the possibility of building weirs in different locations.

Meanwhile in Si Sa Ket Province, provincial authorities are travelling to different places afflicted by the ongoing dry season and giving out drinking water to the residents. The locals have also been told to brace for possible summer storms.