ONWR notifies Mekong neighbours of potential flash flooding

As Thailand braces for severe climate and potential flash floods, the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has issued an pressing communication to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and neighbouring nations within the Lower Mekong River Basin, including China. The ONWR urges careful administration 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 in the decrease basin have already spawned flash floods in the Bolikhamxay province of Laos.
The extreme climate stems from a low-pressure trough spanning southern China and northern Vietnam, dumping copious rainfall throughout the north and northeast of Thailand. Thus, a surge in water ranges within the Mekong River is anticipated from Thursday by way of to subsequent Tuesday.
In response to this impending menace, the NWCC initially prompted residents in eight provinces skirting the Mekong River to arrange for probably flash floods, reported Bangkok Post.
Following this cautionary measure, the ONWR disseminated a discover to the MRCS, informing member nations corresponding to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam of the newest water situational report. Before urged swift action to stop emergency circumstances arising from excessive flooding, as Surasri warned.
He further added that the ONWR has likewise approached Laos and China, reiterating the decision to manage discharge charges from dams along the Mekong River cautiously to thwart potential flood situations.
Surasri assured that current water ranges, as reported by water stations throughout the Mekong River in areas including Chiang Rai, Loei, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, and Ubon Ratchathani, remain manageable till now.
In the face of the looming emergency, representatives from the ONWR Region three have been assigned to monitor the water scenario closely. They are working along side native agencies to lend necessary assistance to individuals living near the major waterway.
The current climate forecast warns of heavy rainfall expected to trigger landslides and flash floods throughout 16 provinces from right now by way of to Friday.
On Thursday, he noted the provinces of Trat, Mukdahan, Trang, Kanchanaburi, Nan and Lop Buri have already been impacted by heavy rains..

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