Dams Refill Quicker Than Expected Thanks to Heavy Rainfall

 | Fri 15 Jul 2016 04:56 ICT

CityNews – The Chiang Mai Irrigation Office has announced that the water in the dams around the province are re-filling faster than expected thanks to constant rainfall from June.

dams filling with water

Despite the drought over the last year, Mae Kuang Dam has more than 15% more water than it did this week last year.

If rainfall maintains for full monsoon season, then water levels will return to normal levels, and water usage for agriculture will return to 100%.

Despite the positive results, Chiang Mai Provincial Irrigation Office still plans to promote sensible water usage and encourages citizens to still save water.