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The rising water level in the Chao Phraya River increases the risk of flooding in 10 provinces of Thailand.

The rising water level in the Chao Phraya River increases the risk of flooding in 10 provinces of Thailand.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has issued a warning about the potential overflow of the Chao Phraya River for residents of Bangkok and the provinces of Uthai Thani, Chainat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, and Samut Prakan.

According to the National Water Resources Department, it is expected that the water level in the river will rise by 1.5 meters from October 3rd to 7th during increased rainfall over most of the country.

The department is collaborating with local authorities and continues to monitor the water level in the Chao Phraya River to prepare for a potential river overflow, especially in low-lying areas.

During the same period, river overflow is also forecasted for the Wang River in Tak province and the Yom River in Sukhothai province.

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