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IJESD 2013 Vol.4(2): 243-245 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2013.V4.344

Bacterial-Type Contamination of Thachin River Water from Recharging Floodwater of Extreme 2011-Bangkok Flooding Disasters through the Three-Draining Canals

Sathapat Saneha, Kasem Chunkao, Narouchit Dampin, and Wit Tarnchalanukit
Abstract—Unnatural phenomena of five-consecutive typhoons in July through September 2011 caused the falling of heavy and long duration rain. The total rainfall turning to be streamflowed and reaching to around Bangkok about 150,000 MCM. Due to draining out of this amount of floodwater only Chao Phraya river took very long period of time, the government made the decision to take Mahasawad, Phasicharoen, and Mahachai canals to transfer them to Thachin river without any treatment before reaching to the stream water. In order to have warning sign from floodwater quality from unnatural typhoons in Thailand, the Royal LERD project had been collected floodwater sample to detect physical, chemical, and biological water quality at the areas around northern part of Bangkok, Chao Phraya river, three-canal watercourses (Mahasawad, Phasicharoen, Mahachai) and Thachin river. An analyzed value of physical and chemical quality was unpleasant because of high concentration above the surface water quality. As well as the biological water quality, especially microorganisms and water-born diseases was found much more than standard values [1]. It was no doubt that water of Thachin river had to be contaminated all the said water quality indicators which were rather lower quality than before and after transferring floodwater from upper north of Bangkok and Chao Phraya river through Mahasawad, Phasicharoen, and Mahachai canals to mix with Thachin river water. The above statement should be a lesson to learn of flood fighters not taking any action in the future because it would be like getting rid of bad thing from one place to the others on which it has been identified as plenty of natural resources likewise Thachin riverine systems [2].

Index Terms—Bacterial-type contamination, Thachin River, Bangkok flooding.

The authors are with the College of Environment, Kasetsart University, 50 Phahon Yothin Rd, Chatuchak Bangkok 10900, Thailand (e-mail: sathapatsaneha@hotmail.co.th).

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Cite:Sathapat Saneha, Kasem Chunkao, Narouchit Dampin, and Wit Tarnchalanukit, "Bacterial-Type Contamination of Thachin River Water from Recharging Floodwater of Extreme 2011-Bangkok Flooding Disasters through the Three-Draining Canals," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 243-245, 2013.

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