25-11-19 Chiang Mai- Very Low Water Levels At The Mae Ping NP

Captain_Slash

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On the road by 8 am this morning as I knew it would be a long ride
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Low water everywhere I look today
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The 4010 south of Lamphun is a bendy short cut
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The Nan Mae Moei reservoir is much lower than I remember seeing it before
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Now on the 1184 and its a seriously fun road
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Approaching the Mae Ping NP and at the gates I tell them the usual that I am visiting Wat Ban Thung and dont want the NP and waterfalls, which is the truth anyway.
I always carry my Thinknet paper map here as its bi lingual and once they see Wat Ban Thung in Thai I am always let straight in for free
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Inside the NP and just past Ban Thung
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Where has all the water gone, this is a record low water level of all my visits here
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Today
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This is from november 2011
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The dog is sitting on the submerged paved road
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Now back to the harsh reality of today, this should all be submerged
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Time to ride back and enjoy the scenery
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Another reservoir that is less than full
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Good to talk options again tonight, Colin. Those water levels are a serious concern.
 
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