Ubolratana Dam usable water drops 11% amid inadequate wastewater crops

A vital lower in usable water has been reported at Khon Kaen’s Ubolratana Dam, with an 11% drop attributed to an insufficient number of wastewater treatment crops in the area.
The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has revealed that the dam presently holds only 32% of its whole capacity, with merely 207 million cubic metres (m³) of usable water, compared to final year’s 220 million m³.
Surasri Kidtimonton, ONWR secretary-general, stated that officials are still working on the inundation and drought mitigation plan for the Chi River basin space. Members only spans approximately 12.85 million rai of land throughout Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Roi Et, and Udon Thani. From May 1 to October 31, the Ubolratana dam will release water downstream to maintain water supplies for five Provincial Waterworks Authority places of work, covering 45 villages, and help 10 industrial sites alongside the Pong River reported Bangkok Post.
The central Chi River basin regularly experiences water-related points, such as floods in the course of the rainy season, water shortages within the dry season, and water quality problems. “The ONWR have realized that the area’s low water reserves are mainly brought on by the insufficient number of water remedy crops to process discharges from farms and factories, as well as runoffs from the North,” Kidtimonton stated.
Further investigations into the Chi River basin found that the water quantity of Chulabhorn Dam in Chaiyaphum remains at 61.5 million m³, with only 39% being usable. Meanwhile, the Lam Pao Dam in Kalasin holds 768 million m³, with 87% of it usable. These areas constantly face inundation, intermittent rain, and water-related environmental issues, together with a drought that has impacted round 7.forty seven million rai of land..

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