People advised to move belongings to higher land as Chao Phraya Dam releases water

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BANGKOK, 4 September 2014  – The Royal Irrigation Department continues releasing water from the Chao Phraya Dam to receive more from upstream. As a result, the flow downstream has risen 1 meter. Therefore, people residing along the river downstream are advised to move their belongings to higher ground, as flooding may engulf some areas.

To accept more water flowing in from upstream, the Chao Phraya Dam has to release water as well. The water release will affect the lower reaches of the Chao Phraya River, the Noi River and the Pong Peng Canal. It is expected that 1,200-1,300 cubic meters per second will flow through the C.2 station in Nakhon Sawan province on August 8th. Thus, roughly 1,000 cubic meters per second is predicted to run through the Chao Phraya Dam.