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K Krachan drying out

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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #3363 by Paul T
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Keang Krachan is drying up fast this year in line with the forecasted drought for Thailand. This was the Baan Krang 3rd stream (between KM 17 and 18) on Friday morning - completely dry. The check dam at 18 is also empty and the Pran is just a trickle. Its going to be a very dry, Dry Season.
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2 years 9 months ago #3369 by bootly66
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Not looking good for the coming months..........

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2 years 9 months ago #3370 by onflipflops
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Ouch that looks very bad!
At Pala-U area the Pala-U river was still flowing, and we did see water in the Pranburi river, but it seemed low.
Not sure how the water levels there compare to previous years.

Let's hope the rain season hits early and hard this year.

It makes me wonder where the water at the camp grounds comes from...

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2 years 9 months ago #3371 by rushenb
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This is really very very bad!. I think the global warming is escalating more and more now.. I was speechless when I saw the eastern mountain forests along the road to Erawan Waterfalls just a week ago, they were completely dry, colorless, it looked like the whole forest was dead. :'(

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2 years 8 months ago #3382 by Geoff Potter
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Oddly enough I just got back from KKC and after a nights torrential rain stream 3 is running again and the dam at KM 18 is full.
It was also pretty humid and the forest floor was soaked, at least the mud allowed me to see fresh Gaur tracks at KM 15
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2 years 8 months ago #3383 by rushenb
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Thanks for the good news!. Last couple of weeks there has been some rain in Bangkok area. This morning we had another nice shower and I know there has been some rain in Khao Yai too. Let's hope it continues a while.

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2 years 7 months ago - 2 years 7 months ago #3451 by Paul T
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The Pran has now stopped flowing all together - all the way down to the "new" camp site. KM 18 birding spot, the check dam, stream 3 and stream 1 are completely dry, stream 2 still has a large puddle in it (for the next couple of days?).

Theres sign of elephant moving up the road all the way to 21 - presumably taking routes to alternative vallies or ultimately to the Mae Nam Phet Valley (?). I wonder if theres ever been a dry season like this in recent history? Presumably so, but not in my own short memory. Lets hope it abates soon but I noticed the Thai Met Office is forecasting an extended drought nationwide.

These are strange times.

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