Prachuap Khiri Khan constructs drought-resisting dykes


PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN – Prachuap Khiri Khan Province has constructed dikes to slow water flow in drought affected areas, in an attempt to retain more water for consumption and irrigate water into the remote areas. 

Hua Hin District Chief Sutipong Klaiudom has revealed that officials in four drought-hit districts in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province have agreed to construct dykes to slow water flow down, in an attempt to retain soil moisture, and increase water reservoirs for consumption.

The dykes will be constructed using local materials from the effort of local communities as drought relief. Despite a report of lowered water levels in Pranburi Reservoir, officials have confirmed that the remaining reserves are sufficient for tap water manufacturing in Hua Hin District.

Water tankers will continuously be dispatched to deliver clean water to remote areas, where water shortage is expected.

The general public are also advised refrain from harming elephants that drink from the ponds that have been excavated by the local people, but to instead drive them away.