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Post by Shado » September 16, 2014, 9:37 am

Poured 3.7 inches (94mm) of rain out of the gauge this morning in Ban Jan. Lightening and thunder big time last night.

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Post by Shado » September 24, 2014, 9:05 am

Here in Ban Jan we got another 2.6 inches (66mm) of overnight rain. It currently looks like we could get a bit more before the day is out.

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Post by pomps » September 29, 2014, 3:32 am

Not looking forward to going into town this morning after the damaging winds and severe rain experiencing now on the west side of town :shock:

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Post by Earnest » September 29, 2014, 3:33 am

Was it as bad as when the AEK hospital sign fell orf in the high winds?
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Post by pomps » September 29, 2014, 3:40 am

Certainly felt like it over here,a 10 min battering for sure,maybe just local,AEK is probably dry and can see the night sky there :shock:

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Post by mr passout » September 29, 2014, 4:12 am

Good rain here in nong nakam still raining with thunder and lightning in the area, laye rice harvest this year.

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Post by Khun Paul » September 29, 2014, 8:03 am

Town is OK drove through it at 0710 this morning other areas I passed minor flooding, nowt to shout aboput. The rice farmers do not really need this, it could screw up their harvest.

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Post by Shado » September 29, 2014, 8:39 am

1.7 inches (43mm) of rain in Ban Jan overnight.

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Post by jingjai » October 3, 2014, 2:15 pm

parrot wrote:For anyone thinking of raising the white flag on further rain, you might want to think again.......According to one report, the levels in reservoirs feeding the city are as follows, as of 19 Aug:
Banjan 70%
Sam Phat 51%
Huai Luang 25%

วันที่ 19 สิงหาคม 2557 ตรวจสอบน้ำในอ่างเก็บน้ำหลักของ จ.อุดรธานี อ่างบ้านจั่น 70 เปอร์เซนต์ , อ่างฯห้วยสามพาด 51 เปอร์เซนต์ , หนองหานกุมภวาปี (เรียงลำดับตามภาพ) ส่วนอ่างฯห้วยหลวงมีเพียง 25 เปอร์เซนต์...อุดรธานีฝนตกไม่ทั่วฟ้า
Those figures were from six weeks ago. I wonder what they are now? :-k

http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/new ... 0020010005
Worse Drought Expected in 2015
Date : 2 ตุลาคม 2557

BANGKOK, 2 October 2014 (NNT) - The Royal Irrigation Department and the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) have cooperated in preparing plans to prevent more severe drought next year. They have encouraged all sectors to help save the water.

President of the MWA Charoen Phatsara said he had led the MWA executives to survey western water diversion routes (the Mae Klong river basin) with the Royal Irrigation Department after the MWA learnt that the water levels of major dams in the country were worrying low. The survey was part of their efforts to tackle next year’s drought situation expected to be worse than this year, said Mr. Charoen.

After the MWA and the department finished surveying the water diversion routes, they found that some of the routes needed to be improved so that water flowed faster and more sufficiently, said the MWA president.

Meanwhile, MWA Governor Thanasak Watthanathana said the MWA had been encouraging the general public, especially young people and adolescents, to consume water wisely and be aware of the value of water.

Director of the 13th Irrigation Office Prawatwit Sawatduang called on farmers to avoid planting off-season rice in order to preserve the ecological system and assured them that the department would do the utmost to efficiently manage water for them.
- See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/new ... sCK3k.dpuf

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Post by pomps » January 5, 2015, 7:19 pm

Maybe get some rain Thursday :-k
http://www.wunderground.com/weather-for ... Thani.html

Wonder how the Huai Luang reservoir is doing,percentage wise :-k

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Post by parrot » January 5, 2015, 7:45 pm

pomps wrote:Maybe get some rain Thursday :-k
http://www.wunderground.com/weather-for ... Thani.html

Wonder how the Huai Luang reservoir is doing,percentage wise :-k
Judging from the info at http://www.thaiwater.net/DATA/REPORT/php/rid_bigcm.php and http://www.thaiwater.net/DATA/REPORT/ph ... ?dam_id=13
the reservoir is at 43% of capacity as of 5 Jan 2015.

According to the graph (second link), the reservoir was at 36% capacity in Jan 2013....and dropped to 16% by June....before rising again.

If all those numbers are correct (and that assumes I'm reading them correct!), then we're a bit better off than 2013......but every time I go into Udon, I see more car washes, more nurseries, more sub-divisions, etc. Seems to me the city would be using substantially more water as the years go by.

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Post by pomps » January 5, 2015, 8:33 pm

Thanks for the info Parrot,more water reserves than the previous year :-k Maybe less Government water to farmers,only allowing water from midnight to 4am,no chance of allowing a second rice harvest may help preserve what water there is in the province 8)
When a business start up needs plentiful supply of water ie car care places,do they pay a business water rate to compensate for the excess amount used :-k

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Post by pomps » February 6, 2015, 8:51 am

No mention of Udon Thani province :-k nong bua lumphu and nong khai mentioned though :-k
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ught-alert

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Post by wiking » February 6, 2015, 9:37 am

soon the rice prise will go up - harvest 3 millions tons less in the off season

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Post by Khun Paul » February 6, 2015, 10:59 am

Yes I concur Udon Thani is using more water than previously, BUT with the water infrastructure updated over the past couple of years and the ability to pump more into the reservoirs and less loss due to bad pipes etc, I do feel that they are better prepared than other towns.

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