The volume of water entering Bangkok is much bigger than what is being pushed out, according to Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra.
“The difference is about 100 million cubic metres a day,” Sukhumbhand disclosed Wednesday.
He pointed out that the big bags placed in areas north of Bangkok had not yet fully prevented the runoff water from the upper part of the country from seeping in.
The big bags, so far, have managed to lower floodwater level in Bangkok’s Bang Phlat, Don Mueang and Lak Si districts by between 15 and 20 centimetres already.
“That’s good news,” Sukhumbhand said.
However, he pointed out that floodwater had continued to spread wider in the capital.