Rain, where art thou?

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by 747man » January 25, 2020, 11:51 am

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by rick » January 25, 2020, 1:10 pm

Heard the Thunder, but we could count the rain spots yesterday. Lasted about 1 minute...... (Sam Prao)

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by glalt » January 25, 2020, 3:16 pm

We have lived about 50 kilometers south of Loei city for more than 10 years. Never once in all those years have I seen our pond go completely dry. The rice and sugarcane crops are a disaster. Fortunately we don't depend on the farm income, BUT, the local farmers are hurting.

The only good thing about this is that I was able to get a big Cat excavator in to enlarge and deepen the pond.Hopefully we will have a normal rainy season to fill it up.

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Post by Khun Paul » January 26, 2020, 6:40 am

Great a bit of forward thinking, maybe you should apply to assist the Thais, they have zero forward thinking just sit there and wring their collective hands .

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Post by noosard » January 26, 2020, 8:20 am

KP sorry you are wrong
The Thais around here have all been working on dried out ponds or making more

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by AlexO » January 26, 2020, 9:26 am

glalt wrote:
January 25, 2020, 3:16 pm
We have lived about 50 kilometers south of Loei city for more than 10 years. Never once in all those years have I seen our pond go completely dry. The rice and sugarcane crops are a disaster. Fortunately we don't depend on the farm income, BUT, the local farmers are hurting.

The only good thing about this is that I was able to get a big Cat excavator in to enlarge and deepen the pond.Hopefully we will have a normal rainy season to fill it up.
Hi Glait
We did that last year, dug out two ponds to make one and deepened the whole thing by over a meter. It did fill up during the rainy season but overall result the same, just a bigger surface area for evaporation. If you are dependent on rainwater (as we are) it will dry out eventually if same as this year ie no real rain since September.

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by Khun Paul » January 26, 2020, 11:49 am

Okay in your area, maybe but in others they are sucking all and any available water sources so dry it will take an extraordinary monsoon season to replenish the natural system .

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Post by jackspratt » January 26, 2020, 12:06 pm

Khun Paul wrote:
January 26, 2020, 11:49 am
Okay in your area, maybe but in others they are sucking all and any available water sources so dry it will take an extraordinary monsoon season to replenish the natural system .
If they are doing that, I imagine it is because they need to do so to survive.

After all, many don't have much choice do they?

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by saint » January 27, 2020, 4:51 am

Khun Paul wrote:
January 26, 2020, 6:40 am
Great a bit of forward thinking, maybe you should apply to assist the Thais, they have zero forward thinking just sit there and wring their collective hands .
They increased the capacity of our local lake in Kham Kling a couple of years ago , with the help of central government money . They made the surface area slightly bigger , but they also went down to at least 30 meters .

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by glalt » January 31, 2020, 10:01 am

glalt wrote:
January 25, 2020, 3:16 pm
We have lived about 50 kilometers south of Loei city for more than 10 years. Never once in all those years have I seen our pond go completely dry. The rice and sugarcane crops are a disaster. Fortunately we don't depend on the farm income, BUT, the local farmers are hurting.

The only good thing about this is that I was able to get a big Cat excavator in to enlarge and deepen the pond.Hopefully we will have a normal rainy season to fill it up.
The excavator did a nice job. We were able to substantially widen the road leading to the pond.
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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by glalt » January 31, 2020, 10:16 am

glalt wrote:
January 31, 2020, 10:01 am
glalt wrote:
January 25, 2020, 3:16 pm
We have lived about 50 kilometers south of Loei city for more than 10 years. Never once in all those years have I seen our pond go completely dry. The rice and sugarcane crops are a disaster. Fortunately we don't depend on the farm income, BUT, the local farmers are hurting.

The only good thing about this is that I was able to get a big Cat excavator in to enlarge and deepen the pond.Hopefully we will have a normal rainy season to fill it up.
The excavator did a nice job. We were able to substantially widen the road leading to the pond.

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by NongKhaiLee » February 4, 2020, 10:21 am

I've been here for nearly 12 years, never had a problem with our well but it's running out of water now.

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by Barney » March 3, 2020, 9:53 am

Nice overnight soak was gratefully accepted by the trees and plants.
Had a quick hit late evening but must have sprinkled for some time as woke up to a wet yard and pooling on the concrete.
My usual 6am yard watering was not needed.
Hope the forecast for more rain in the next couple of days eventuates. Before the heat rapidly cranks up again for Songkran.


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Post by stattointhailand » March 3, 2020, 10:56 am

Oh it was rain ......... thank god for that. :D

I saw the wet road this morning and assumed a water pipe must have burst somewhere :roll:

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Post by 747man » March 3, 2020, 11:17 am

WoW !! It Rained on The Riviera last night for a WHOLE 5 Minutes,Didn't even wet the Grass !!

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by Barney » March 3, 2020, 11:37 am

stattointhailand wrote:Oh it was rain ......... thank god for that. :D

I saw the wet road this morning and assumed a water pipe must have burst somewhere :roll:
Actually me statto my first bleary eyed thought was the sprinkler system had been left on overnight.


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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by pipoz4444 » March 3, 2020, 11:47 am

Decided to start building a water tank for the next dry spell :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by sometimewoodworker » March 3, 2020, 1:13 pm

Barney wrote:
March 3, 2020, 11:37 am
stattointhailand wrote:Oh it was rain ......... thank god for that. :D

I saw the wet road this morning and assumed a water pipe must have burst somewhere :roll:
Actually me statto my first bleary eyed thought was the sprinkler system had been left on overnight.


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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by stattointhailand » March 3, 2020, 3:29 pm

sometimewoodworker wrote:
March 3, 2020, 1:13 pm
Barney wrote:
March 3, 2020, 11:37 am
stattointhailand wrote:Oh it was rain ......... thank god for that. :D

I saw the wet road this morning and assumed a water pipe must have burst somewhere :roll:
Actually me statto my first bleary eyed thought was the sprinkler system had been left on overnight.


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Very light rain last night but high wind that has taken the power out so currently on 17 hours, and counting, with no power
ouch !! hope its sorted soon stww

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Re: Rain, where art thou?

Post by Bandung_Dero » March 3, 2020, 4:42 pm

21.5 mm in the gauge this morning and another 5.3mm to be recorded tomorrow. Looks like more at 16:30 on the way, very grey.
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