December 14, 2017

Ayeyawady water level approaches danger point

Water level of Ayeyawady River gradually rising at Hinthada Township.—Kyaw Kyaw (Hinthada)
Water level of Ayeyawady River gradually rising at Hinthada Township.—Kyaw Kyaw (Hinthada)

The water levels of the Ayeyawady River reached 1,329 centimeters in Hinthada Township as of 9 September. This is just 13 centimetres below the township’s danger point of 1,329 cm, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
U Aung San, the district department’s head, instructed local farmers not to rush the cultivation of their crops. He said farmers should pay attention to news about the weather as they begin cultivation.
“Although the Ayeyawady River in Hinthada rose more than 1.2 metres above the danger point in the first week of August, the efforts of local authorities and residents managed to overcome the dangers posed by flooding,” said a local resident. “At present, officials from the township’s irrigation department are carrying out maintenance on the embankment. Local people have no need to worry about flash flooding,” U Aung San added.

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