The Royal Irrigation Department has expedited inspections on the stability of dams in Nan and nearby areas.


07 July 2021 – 21:42

The Royal Irrigation Department has rushed to check the stability of the dams in Nan province and nearby areas. After the earthquake in Laos Confirmed that the dam under the supervision of the Royal Irrigation Department was not affected in any way.

Praphit Chanma, director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department, revealed that a 4.8-magnitude earthquake in Laos at a depth of 1 km at 1:43 p.m. Nan, Chaloem Phrakiat District, Nan Province, can be sensed from the tremors.

Royal Irrigation Department by Geoengineering Division Engineering and Geological Survey Bureau The maximum acceleration that affects the dam has been examined. It was found that the highest ground acceleration value was 0.05 g (the maximum acceleration that the Royal Irrigation Department had designed. can withstand an earthquake of not less than 0.2 g)

Along with hastening to inspect the dams that are responsible for nearby areas such as Khwae Noi Bamrung Dan Dam Wat Bot District Phitsanulok Province and Khlong Tron Reservoir, Nam Pat District, Uttaradit Province found that the earthquake did not affect to the stability and strength of both large and medium-sized dams that are under the responsibility of the Royal Irrigation Department in any nearby area

The Royal Irrigation Department has designed every dam. To be able to support earthquake vibration with the highest value of risk in Thailand.

In addition, statistical monitoring and tracking of the maximum acceleration caused by earthquakes are carried out at all times. to be used to assess earthquake events that occur including the tendency to affect the dam for people living in the area at the end of the dam Confident and confident in the safety of the dam at all times

Royal Irrigation Department

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