ONWR notifies Mekong neighbours of potential flash flooding

As Thailand braces for extreme climate and potential flash floods, the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has issued an urgent communication to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and neighbouring nations within the Lower Mekong River Basin, together with China. The ONWR urges cautious management of water degree discharges within the region to forestall damaging floods.
Yesterday, Surasri Kidtimonton, the ONWR’s Secretary-General and Deputy Director of the National Water Command Centre (NWCC), reported that constant heavy rains within the decrease basin have already spawned flash floods in the Bolikhamxay province of Laos.
The severe climate stems from a low-pressure trough spanning southern China and northern Vietnam, dumping copious rainfall across the north and northeast of Thailand. Thus, a surge in water ranges within the Mekong River is anticipated from Thursday by way of to next Tuesday.
In response to this impending risk, the NWCC initially prompted residents in eight provinces skirting the Mekong River to organize for probably flash floods, reported Bangkok Post.
Following this cautionary measure, the ONWR disseminated a notice to the MRCS, informing member nations similar to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam of the latest water situational report. They urged swift motion to prevent emergency circumstances arising from excessive flooding, as Surasri warned.
He additional added that the ONWR has likewise approached Laos and China, reiterating the call to manage discharge rates from dams along the Mekong River cautiously to thwart potential flood conditions.
Surasri assured that current water levels, as reported by water stations across the Mekong River in areas including Chiang Rai, Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, and Ubon Ratchathani, stay manageable till now.
In the face of the looming emergency, representatives from the ONWR Region three have been assigned to monitor the water situation intently. They are working at the side of native businesses to lend essential help to folks living near the most important waterway.
Guilt-free warns of heavy rainfall expected to set off landslides and flash floods throughout sixteen provinces from right now through to Friday.
On Thursday, he famous the provinces of Trat, Mukdahan, Trang, Kanchanaburi, Nan and Lop Buri have already been impacted by heavy rains..

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