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Drought ended by one week of rain

Written By vibykhmer on Thursday, September 3, 2009 | 11:52 PM


Friday, September 04, 2009
Everyday.com.kh
Translated from Khmer by Socheata

Pursat, Prey Veng and Takeo provinces that are facing drought because of the mini dry season in August, is now out of danger following the intense rainfalls brought in by a low pressure system. Keo Vey, director of the Pursat province department of water resources and meteorology, said that Bakan and Krovanh districts, which faced the most intense drought, are now out of danger from the one-week-long rainfalls. At the beginning of this year, Pursat province received a good amount of rainfall, but starting in May, the situation changed. Chum Sophy, director of the Prey Veng province department of water resources and meteorology, indicated on 03 September that Preah Sdech district, which faced the most intense drought, now has sufficient amount of water. Up to now, the amount of rainy season rice farming in Prey Veng province is 83% completed from plan. Chan Yutha, director of the office of water resources and meteorology, said on 03 September that the provinces that faced intense drought in August were: Pursat, Prey Veng and Takeo, but now, they all have sufficient amount of water following the rainfalls brought in by the one-week long low pressure system which covered the entire country.

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