Recent pics of flooding in PP 2020

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Re: Recent pics of flooding in PP 2020

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:46 am

August 12, 2020
Flood preparedness in capital assured

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday said thorough strategies are being enforced to mitigate possible adverse effects of floods on property and the community.

The assurance comes as concerns for flash floods mount amid the constant spells of rain felt in the capital this month.

Ministry spokesman Chan Yutha also laid out reasons behind flooding in the city.

“Most incidents of flooding in the capital are caused by rising water levels in the Mekong River and Prek Tnaot stream caused by heavy downpour,” he added, noting the low bed gradient and narrow river mouth of the Prek Tnaot basin which makes flood occurrences during heavy downpour highly likely.

Given these, Yutha assured a study conducted by the Water Resources Ministry, in cooperation with Chinese firms, is already underway to assess possible solutions and reduce the frequency of inundation in Phnom Penh.

He also claimed that the water overflow in the Mekong River bank is no longer a risk due to the construction of a dam in Tom Nom Kob Srov district.

Despite this, Yutha said further research is needed on the patterns and impact of heavy rainfall in the capital to manage, improve and possibly expand the capital’s drainage system which, in turn, will reduce the frequency of flooding.

Over the past few days, multiple incidents of flooding were reported in the capital, notably in the Phsar Doeum Kor market. However, the water receded a few hours later due to the flooding and drainage infrastructure development project of the municipal hall, said Yutha, noting the administration’s move to replace the capital’s drainage systems with larger ones.

Finally, Yutha said that should there be 40 millimetres of rain per hour, flooding is unlikely to occur. Otherwise, he assured that the restored drainage systems are more than capable of controlling inundation. ... l-assured/
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Re: Recent pics of flooding in PP 2020

Post by aggro » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:13 pm

Did the "canal of unpleasant fragrances" overflow yet?
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