Heavy rainfall in Yangon causes significant rise in water levels of Inya Lake, Kantawgyi Lake

2023 09 15 sskm
YCDC Chair Mayor U Bo Htay inspects the water diverting process at Inya Lake.

A lot of rain in the Yangon Region in September brought the water levels in Inya and Kandawgyi lakes up beyond the set level, as par the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). According to measurements taken on 15 September, the water level in Inya Lake has risen above the set water level of 48 feet, and that of Kantawgyi Lake has also risen above the set water level of 38 feet.
It is also said that arrangements are being made to close water control gates to prevent flooding in the townships adjacent to these lakes and release the excess water only when the rain stops.
YCDC Chairman Mayor U Bo Htay and members reportedly checked the process of diverting water from the lakes through the water control gates and spillways.
The excess water from Inya Lake will flow into Ngamoeyeik Creek and water from Kantawgyi Lake into Pazundaung Creek through specified drainages. — ASH/TC/CT

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