A Dam On The Ing River

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  1. Rivo

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    So a few weeks ago I was out on my X-Max exploring around Thoeng area of Chiang Rai and came across a construction site at the Ing River, 1st thoughts were this is a new bridge......., only problem is there are no highways or main roads around this area lol


    So after a bit of research I found out that this is a "building project of a drainage door and water level control station" In the Ban Rong Ryu District. The Ing river is temporarily bypassed around the construction site whilst it is under construction, I read that the project is due to be completed in about 12 x months.


    This time of year the Ing river does not flow at all, some sections, obviously the deeper section still have water, other parts you can walk across the dry riverbed.


    I came across a couple of photos of an artists impression of the completed project, which imo looks great..................



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    Here are my photos from a few weeks ago, after seeing what the completed project will look like it is quite obvious as to what stage they are at now, ill make a point of going for a look every month or so and putting an update here.........


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    That's a nice find & worthy of following up.

    There is a project to develop & protect the Ing River Wetlands I believe, but I understand that is much closer to the Mekong & Chiang Khong.

    There was another project to divert the waters of the rivers - Yuam, Pai, Kok & Ing, flowing out of Thailand into neighbouring countries, back through Thailand via the Nan& Ping. There is also a similar plan like that for Esarn too I believe. I will see if I can dig out some links for them.
     
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    Update.................


    So the photos that I took above were from about 1 x month ago, it was a cooler clear morning again today so I went to see if there was any progress, not alot, the concrete work is continuing for the river gates. They have laid the foundation as to what I would presume is a big toilet block, lots of obvious plumbing to indicate that. The stonework continues along the river banks, all the rocks are laid into chicken wire cages to hold the rocks in place.


    It will be interesting to see if the coming rains will cause much of an issue ?..........................I took a few pics of the river levels atm, both upstream and downstream from the dam ;)...........................and again know one seemed to worry about Heineken riding about taking a few pics, maybe it helps that I always give a wave to the trucks/machines and vehicles I ride past :innocent:


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