Kham River Dam and Irrigation Project, That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand

All the rivers in Isaan that flow into the Mekhong River in Northeast Thailand are dammed to prevent Mekhong  high water from back-flowing and flooding the region. The Songkram River is the one exception.

The Kham River flows out of Nong Han in Sakon Nakhon and over 100 kilometers to the Mekhong. The river is essential for crop cultivation in it’s basin. This Irrigation project, which is still being implemented began four years ago and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. Ultimately there will be a set of 8 dams to protect from flooding and to retain water for irrigation during the dry season.This post I show you around the main area where the final dams and pumping stations exist. I hope in the future to show you more of this project

It is a nice area for a picnic during you visit, or visit the many other sites of interest in the areaYou can find the location of this site in my Nakhon Phanom Map

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