This week: An update on the flooding in Southeast Asia, dealing with the St. Vrain’s new pathway in and around Longmont in Colorado, the safety hazards that remain from flood waters in Colorado, lessons that can be learned from the Colorado floods, Lake Powell rises 2 feet in September, and an amazing map of every river in the United States.
Scores of children among dead in South-East Asia flooding: officials (ABC)
In Cambodia, the death toll from floods since mid-September stood at 83 on Monday, nearly half of them children, according to the National Disaster Management Committee.
More than 10,000 families have been evacuated, while hundreds of schools and dozens of homes have been flooded.
Heavy rain and strong wind also uprooted a 30-metre tree and sent it crashing into the ancient Preah Khan temple in the country’s famed Angkor complex in the north-eastern Siem Reap province on Friday.
Bangkok residents warned over high tide (The Nation)
The first high-tide period in this month starts today and will run until tomorrow.
The second period will run from October 16 to October 22.
Sunsern said the water level in the Chao Phraya River might rise to 2.8 metres above mean sea level in communities without flood barriers. As of press time, the water level was 1.72 metres above the mean sea level.
Most communities along the Chao Phraya River’s stretch in Bangkok have the protection of flood barriers. The construction of the structures, however, has not taken place in some areas in the face of opposition from residents. According to Sunsern, the water situation for Bangkok overall is not worrying.