Dam opened in Kampong Speu amid heavy flooding across the region.

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Dam opened in Kampong Speu amid heavy flooding across the region.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:01 am

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016.
The homes of nearly 400 families in six communes within Kampong Speu province’s Dangkor district were flooded after days of rain and the opening of the 7 Makara dam, which caused the overflow of the nearby Prek Thnout dam and flooding in surrounding villages.

Mok Puthea, the administrative chief of Dangkor district, said the government had no other option but to open the dam after heavy rain pounded the area for days on end.

“The floods are not as strong as before and recently the water has started to recede gradually,” he said. “Tonight, if the waters don’t increase, it will recede by half a meter to a meter.”

Mr. Puthea said the communes affected by the floods were Kong Noy, Spean Thmor, Tean, Sak Sampov, Prey Veng and Prey Sar. The water in Prek Kampers commune receded yesterday, he said.

Kong Noy commune chief Un Sokrom said rain water flowing from the Rolaing Chrey dam flooded the homes of more than 100 families and destroyed dozens of hectares of rice farms in Village 4 since Sunday...
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33336/ ... pong-speu/
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Re: Dam opened in Kampong Speu; heavy flooding.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:08 am

More on the unseasonal flooding...
Surprise flooding concerns
Tue, 20 December 2016
Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Andrew Nachemson

Eight provinces experienced flooding yesterday, according to a disaster management official, with hectares of farmland also left damaged as unseasonal heavy rains continue to whip the country.

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said the abnormal heavy rains had inundated houses and farms across the provinces of Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Kampong Speu, Pursat and Kandal.

Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, which flooded at the end of the rainy season in October, was also affected, with 300 houses damaged and 1,000 hectares of farmland at risk, Vy said, but Pursat was the worst hit.

Chhorn Seng, chief of staff for the Pursat town administration, said that 2,250 meters of road and 477 hectares of rice had been destroyed by the water. Thay Leng, the governor of nearby Kandieng district, said work was underway to attempt to stem the floods.

“At the moment, experts are finding the means to drain the water out of the rice fields, because if the flooding continues for a few days more, hundreds of hectares rice will be lost,” Leng explained...
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