The director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department ordered his subordinates to reserve rainwater that is expected from a depression in the next five days.
The Department director general,Thongplew Kongjun said the Meteorological Department predicted heavy rain in the North, the Northeast, the Central Plains, the East and the South from Friday until Aug 4 as a low pressure system would grow into a depression near the coast of southern China.
“It is a good opportunity as water is low in natural water sources and reservoirs. If it rains above reservoirs and other water retention areas, water will significantly increase in reservoirs and natural water sources. The Royal Irrigation Department will try its best to reserve as much water as it can,” he said.
According to him, the department will keep water at reservoirs for use in the dry season this year and next year and farmers can use water from natural sources.
The department has also warned its officials and relevant organizations to prevent or mitigate flooding due to the predicted heavy rain. (TNA)