Lam Pao Reservoir,Kalasin,Thailand,No Water

On May 1 I visited the Lam Pao Reservoir and Dam and saw it at tthe lowest level I ever have and people say the lowest it has been in 30 years. As you can see the pilings for the Thepsuda bridgwe are quite visible. At the dam only one irrigation canal has any water and the Lam Pao River below the dam is a gravel-bed.
The Government has a website that posts reservoir information, but there are a number of questions that might arise. How does the government have any idea of the inflow to the reservoir as there are no metering stations at most inflow points? Where are all the data poins for levels,inflow and outflows? When were they last calibrated?

One way or another it looks safe there  should be no flooding in Norteast Thailand this year. But, will the drought worsen? Who knows?
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4 Responses to “Lam Pao Reservoir,Kalasin,Thailand,No Water”

  1. Peter says:

    You pictured a few of my favorite spots here 🙂 There has been concern over the Lampao water level since before Christmas. My wife’s grandfather has a shrimp farm in Kalasin that is supplied with water via local waterways that feed from the Lampao. if it goes on like this too much longer who knows what will happen. Many people are suffering the effects already, but sadly under reported in the news.

  2. Monsoon season is approaching.
    Don’t worry,
    be happy,
    sir.

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