Kampot Dam Breech Repairs Overnight

Kampot: The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology this morning announced that there had been progress in the work to repair a damaged dam on the morning of August 12, 2019.

The intervention had been running nonstop until dusk since 11 August 2019 to date, despite the unfavorable weather conditions and difficult location.

The Lok Chmar Dam, located in Teuk Chhou Commune, is an old dam built in the Khmer Rouge era and was refurbished in 2008.

The dam is a type of reservoir known as a ‘Lac Collinaire’ in French, and has a storage capacity of 10 million cubic meters. Due to the 10 days of heavy rainfall, especially on the night of August 10, up to 139 mm (total rainfall of 350-400m) resulted in landslides and a breaking of the barrier.

It was difficult to intervene in a timely manner, and machinery found the area hard to reach because of the flooding on one side of the road. PPR

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