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Kham River, Irrigation in Sakon Nakhon, and Nakhon Phanom, Northeast Thailand

Sakon Nakhon, Nong Han, Kham River, Irrigation in Northeast Thailand

Since I visited the Kham River Dam and Irrigation District Offices just outside That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom Province I have been interested in finding the other dams along the river. The other day I…Continue reading


Illuminated Boat a Dying Isaan Craft and Tradition found in Nakhon Phanom, Northeast Thailand

Returning to Sakon Nakhon from That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom Province I was taking the back roads looking for the dams that make up the Khan River Irrigation Project. The weather held out and Google…Continue reading


Kham River Dam and Irrigation Project, That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand

All the rivers in Isaan that flow into the Mekhong River in Northeast Thailand are dammed to prevent Mekhong  high water from back-flowing and flooding the region. The Songkram River is the one…Continue reading


The Kham River Irrigation Project Maintains a Number of Dams and Weirs from Sakon Nakhon to the Mekhong River in Nakhon Phanom

I first encountered the project when driving to That Phanom District in Nakhon Phanom. I was impressed by the simplicity os the project that helps control flooding when necessary nd hold water…Continue reading


The Kham River Irrigation Project Maintains a Number of Dams and Weirs from Sakon Nakhon to the Mekhong River in Nakhon Phanom

kham riverI first encountered the project when driving to That Phanom District in Nakhon Phanom. I was impressed by the simplicity os the project that helps control flooding when necessary nd hold water during times of drought. Later I visited the first of the series of dams at the outflow of Nong Han in Sakon Nakhon. And this past week I visited all the sites in between. Here is a link to the Picasa Album if you want to view it in Picasa and view the locations. I will be embedding it below, but have been experiencing some Picasa problems. I will be posting some informaion about maps soon, as well.

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Sakon Nakhon, Nong Han, Kham River, Irrigation in Northeast Thailand

kham riverSince I visited the Kham River Dam and Irrigation District Offices just outside That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom Province I have been interested in finding the other dams along the river. The other day I was searching out a number of sites and as usual scanned photos in the relevant areas to see if anything looked pertinent to my search. I found the dam, in Thai called watergate, the controlled Nong Han’s flow into the Kham River. I copied the lat/long into my Sakon Nakhon Google Maps. I also followed the Kham in Google Earth and located the other water gates visible and added one to Sakon Nakhon and the others to my Nakhon Phanom Map. The weather went from blue skies to overcast, but the rain held off. I made a stop at a wat I was looking for and then headed to the  dam.

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Kham River Dam and Irrigation Project, That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand

All the rivers in Isaan that flow into the Mekhong River in Northeast Thailand are dammed to prevent Mekhong  high water from back-flowing and flooding the region. The Songkram River is the one exception.

The Kham River flows out of Nong Han in Sakon Nakhon and over 100 kilometers to the Mekhong. The river is essential for crop cultivation in it’s basin. This Irrigation project, which is still being implemented began four years ago and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. Ultimately there will be a set of 8 dams to protect from flooding and to retain water for irrigation during the dry season.This post I show you around the main area where the final dams and pumping stations exist. I hope in the future to show you more of this project

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