Drought hits farming in N. Thailand

15:14, June 07, 2010      

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The water level in the Sirikit Dam in Thailand's northern Uttaradit province has hit an 18-year low, resulting in postponement of the province's farming activity, the Bangkok Post's website reported Monday.

The current quantity of water would be enough for just two- month use if rain ceased to fall, Uttaradit governor Yothin Samutkhiri said Monday.

"There has been no water flowing into the Sirikit Dam and we could no longer release the water from the dam to support the in- season farming as in the past," Yothin said.

Hence, the province had asked local farmers to postpone their in-season farming for at least 1-2 months and wait for more rain to prevent further agricultural damage.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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