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          EGAT gets prepared for the emergency by opening water level monitoring center to analyze daily water situation and coordinate with crisis management center of Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) for the most efficiency of water management.

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          Mr. Nutthavutthi Chamchang, EGAT Assistant Governor – Hydro Power Plant said on August 6, 2018 that EGAT’s water level monitoring center will update the water situation in EGAT dams along with crisis management center of ONWR, Royal Irrigation Department. The meetings via VDO conference system are conducted daily among all dams. In the meetings, the management team and experienced officers analyze the data and forecast the water situation for the appropriate water management with the most concern on impacts on the public. In case of emergency, the communication system will be immediately connected to the systems of each dam. Every day all the information is summarized before submitted to the center of ONWR for the most efficiency of water management.

          The EGAT Assistant Governor further noted that as of August 7, 2018 the water situation of EGAT dams is under control, except some in western and northeastern regions whose water level is higher than the upper rule curve. In the western region, because of the heavy rain, Vajiralongkorn Dam has stored water 7,505 million cubic meters accounting for 85% of the dam’s storage capacity. The dam’s irrigation plan was change according to the resolution of Water Management and Monitoring Subcommittee to drain more water of 43 million cubic meters per day. In the northeastern region, Ubol Ratana Dam has stored water 765 million cubic meters accounting for 31% of the dam’s storage capacity. Chulaphorn Dam has stored water 105 million cubic meters accounting for 64% of the dam’s storage capacity. Nam Pung Dam has stored water 104 million cubic meters accounting for 63% of the dam’s storage capacity.

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          The dams with normal water level include: Bhumibol Dam has stored water 7,711 million cubic meters accounting for 57% of the dam’s storage capacity. Sirikit Dam has stored water 6,369 million cubic meters accounting for 67%. Srinagarind Dam has stored water 15,423 million cubic meters accounting for 87%. Sirindhorn Dam has stored water 1,084 million cubic meters accounting for 55%. Rajjaprabha Dam has stored water 4,415 million cubic meters accounting for 78%, and Bang Lang Dam has stored water 807 million cubic meters accounting for 55% of the dam’s storage capacity.

          “Some dams with the water level higher than the upper rule curve increased their water drainage as ordered by ONWR until the water level is below the upper rule curve. EGAT still keeps monitoring the water situation of all dams along with the ONWR center, and the public can update real time water situation via WATER.EGAT.CO.TH and EGAT application “water,” added the Deputy Governor.