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River hits new high
The water level of the Chao Phraya river was measured at 2.47 metres above sea level this morning, Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said Friday.
MR Sukhumbhand said after inspecting the water level from Phra Pinklao bridge to Siriraj hospital that the Chao Phraya's water level rose to a new high.
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He explained the reason for poor management of the flood especially the floodwater diversion to the east and the west as due to poor maintenance of various sluice gates and canals as the country has never faced a great flood for the past 20 years.
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People have time to walk around and move about as the flood will rise slowly over days due to the flat and wide areas that the northern floodwater has to travel.
The exception is when the flood is prevented to run its course by levees, raising the water level higher. When the levee is breached, the rushing floodwater can be dangerous.
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