Mae Ngad Dam exceeds limit

 | Thu 12 Oct 2023 19:28 ICT
Mae Ngad dam, one of the nine largest water reservoirs in Chiang Mai, is now filled to capacity, according to the National Resource management department.

The dam is at no risk of bursting, said the spokesperson for the department. However, at 277 million cubic metres of water, the dam is going to have to release 3.90 million cubic metres of water per day, which may cause some overflowing of canals and streams.  

Currently, 45 cubic metres of water is being released per second as part of the emergency spillway system, which means that the dam should be able to maintain its maximum levels, which can not exceed 293 cubic metres.