Water shortages bite as annual drought sets in

A child ponders the arid bed of the dry Yom River in Sawankhalok district in Sukhothai, one of eight provinces already declared disaster zones by the government. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

Severe water shortages are expected in at least 30 provinces this year as the dry season digs in, with parts of eight provinces already declared drought disaster areas, but household supply should be safe.

A tractor drives across the  arid bed of the Yom River, which dried out in January, in Phichit province. (Post Today photo)

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