Farmers in ThailandAccording to the information available, it has been indicated that the farmers in the Chao Phraya river basin have been advised to rely on rains as the source of water for the cultivation of their main crops because there is no water for farming from the four main dams. Further, in this regard, the Royal Irrigation Department has reported that there are only 8 percent of usable water left in the Sirikit, Bhumibol, Kwae Noi Bamrungdaen and Pasak Chonlasit which will be used mainly for consumption and conservation of ecology until July.

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Furthermore, meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has anticipated that the rainy season would start in the third week of May. However, rains might stop in June until July but the Royal Irrigation Department has taken steps to try to supply water for rice farming but to a certain extent only due to water shortage in the main dams. Moreover, it has been narrated that the Royal Irrigation Department needs to store more water in the dams to cope with the arrival of dry season at the end of the year.

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