Marle Nattaung dam to irrigate 1,100 acres of summer crops in Singu Township

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Marle Nattaung Dam is storing water to irrigate croplands in open season. Photo: Min Htet Aung

Marle Nattaung dam will provide irrigation water to over 1,100 acres of summer crops in Singu Township, Mandalay Region, starting from 15 February 2022, said U Aung Aung Soe, an officer of Madaya Township Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department.
The dam is currently holding water up to 31,964 acre feet and 24,555 acre feet can be reused. Depending on irrigation capacity of the dam, about 800 acres of summer rice paddy and 300 acres of other crops are projected for irrigation.
“Marle Nattaung dam was upgraded to secure more acres in irrigation last year. The dam can provide adequate irrigation water for the farmers depending on the rainfall amount. Additionally, the farmers also need to save water and minimize water loss,” he elaborated.
This dam mostly supplies water to summer crops and monsoon crops acres. It covered 3,200 acres of monsoon paddy this year. The water use team has been formed and the department aims to establish association in future.—Min Htet Aung (Mandalay sub-printing house)/GNLM

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