Reservoirs all filling up

 | Mon 22 Aug 2022 19:42 ICT
Following heavy rains over the past week or so from the tail end of typhoon Mulan, the director of the Irrigation Department has announced that reservoirs across Chiang Mai are filling up fast, with six already overflowing. 

In total, said the director of the department, six out of 13 reservoirs are filled beyond capacity with the remaining seven having 20% capacity remaining before also overflowing.
At this point, he said that there is no need to evacuate any communities, saying that authorities are monitoring water levels across the region closely.

He said that if more rains come this week, as predicted, they may be forced to release some water, but will keep the public informed of any dangers.

If you are interested in reading about how the flood waters are managed here in Chiang Mai click here.