Dau Tieng reservoir water release not to affect HCMC

The week long water release starting October 22 at Dau Tieng irrigation reservoir will not affect Ho Chi Minh City for occurring during low tide, announced Mr. Le Van Dung, director of Dau Tieng-Phuoc Hoa Irrigation Exploitation Company yesterday.

Dau Tieng irrigation reservoir will release floodwater in Tay Ninh province  from October 22-28 (File photo: SGGP)

The country’s largest irrigation reservoir release aims to lower its water level which is near the design level of 24.4 meters and one meter higher than the same period last year.

At present, water flow to the reservoir increases 10-15cm a day on average.

The water discharge of 100 cubic meters per second will start from 7a.m. today and end at the same time on October 28.

The HCMC Steering Board for Natural Disaster Prevention has proposed the company to seriously abide by flood release process and regulations.

In addition, the company should regularly supervise meteorological and hydrological conditions in the area to regulate the reservoir’s water level efficiently, the board suggested.

Although the water release will be unlikely to impact HCMC, the board still advice Districts 12, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Hoc Mon, Thu Duc and Cu Chi to prepare for unfavorable situation.

The Steering Board of the Urban Flood Control Program and the Irrigation Management and Exploitation Company should also join hand in preparation work, it suggested.

By Cong Phien – Translated by Hai Mien

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