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Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks

Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks
Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks

Villagers living downstream of a small earthen dam, in Bang Saphan district of Prachuap Khiri Khan, have been advised to move their belongings to higher ground as a precaution against possible flooding of their communities due an unusual discharge of water from the reservoir.

Officials from the Ratchaburi-based Regional 7 water resources office are using an excavator to enlarge the spillway to allow more water to flow out of the Morasuab Reservoir, to ease pressure on the dam, after three leaks were found in the earthen dam wall.

Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks

The provincial governor has already been notified of the need to ease pressure on the dam because the reservoir is at 90% capacity, which is beyond the safety level. More water is now being discharged through the 20-metre gap in the earthen wall and it takes about four hours for the water level in the reservoir to fall to a safe level of 60% capacity.

The small reservoir can hold 1.6 million cubic metres of water and, for safety, the water level must not rise above 2 metres below the top of the dam.

Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks

The water flows into a natural waterway that passes through Tambon Ban Krud and Tambon Chaikasem in Bang Saphan district.

Governor Pallop Singhamanee said yesterday evening that no communities have, so far, been affected by the increased discharge of water, though the water level in the waterway has risen by about 3cm.

The dam is named as Mar Sawab Reservoir, Moo 4, Ban Sawsab, Chai Kasem Subdistrict, Bang Saphan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks
Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks
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Concerns Over Prachuap Khiri Khan Dam Leaks
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