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21 hours ago, tommy dee said:

this was the suk at 1PM.  30 mins before it was dry.  so much for the expensive drainage

In fairness, I don't think any drainage project that doesn't break the budget can handle the volume of water from a tropical deluge. Best they can hope for is to drain the water as quickly as possible once the downpour stops.

From accounts I've read, that appears to have been the case yesterday. Reports on Beach Rd is the water was high, but didn't swamp over the footpath to erode the beach, which is impressive given the flooding that was going on.

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2 hours ago, forcebwithu said:

In fairness, I don't think any drainage project that doesn't break the budget can handle the volume of water from a tropical deluge. Best they can hope for is to drain the water as quickly as possible once the downpour stops.

From accounts I've read, that appears to have been the case yesterday. Reports on Beach Rd is the water was high, but didn't swamp over the footpath to erode the beach, which is impressive given the flooding that was going on.

i would agree, yesterday was the heaviest yet.  the problem is tho that they lay drainage pipes and charge for it, which simply come out somewhere between the suk and BR, ( ie the drains on third.   

 

I am not sure of the answer to the problem but ...  there is a soi that runs parallel on the city side, from Big C thru to Nua.  that was awash as all the sois between became rivers.  the LAKES were massive,   the last storm I saw as big as this was prob 8-9 yrs ago when the city took a real pasting.  there isnt a fix for these storms for sure..  but felt sorry for the shops and houses.

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Alas for good drainage you need somthing Thailand dosn't have a lot of...Elevation. The flatness of the land means the water takes a longer to drain to the ocean and with huge rainfall totals some flooding will allways happen.

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4 hours ago, Rumbleg said:

Alas for good drainage you need somthing Thailand dosn't have a lot of...Elevation. The flatness of the land means the water takes a longer to drain to the ocean and with huge rainfall totals some flooding will allways happen.

A good example of one possible solution, and how much it would cost is my hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Deep Tunnel Project. Completed in 1993 at a cost of $1 billion USD.
Sewer System | naturalexplorermke

Here's a good article on what Milwaukee has done to curb sewer discharges during heavy rains.
The City Known for ‘Sewer Socialists’ Actually Has Great Sewers

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That was a nice storm, better than the wimpy rain we had most of the afternoon yesterday. The GF doesn't agree, though, her shack up in Laem Chabang is flooded again. Her ducks were happy, anyway, the dogs and cats probably not so much, lol.

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