Bang Pakong River
The Bang Pakong (Thai: แม่น้ำบางปะกง, pronounced [baːŋ pa.koŋ]) is a river in east Thailand. The river originates at the confluence of the Nakhon Nayok River and the Prachinburi River at Pak Nam Yothaka in Amphoe Ban Sang, Prachinburi Province. It empties into the Gulf of Thailand in the northeastern tip of the Bay of Bangkok. The watershed of the Bang Pa Kong is about 17,000 square kilometres (6,600 sq mi). It also powers a big power station near the mouth; near highway 7.
To protect the Irrawaddy dolphins many fishermen on the Bang Pakong River have been persuaded by authorities to stop shrimp fishing in a certain area and 30 to 40 fishing boats have been modified so they can offer dolphin sightseeing tours.
- Svasti, Pichaya (2007-03-24). "The Irrawaddy dolphin". Bangkok Post (reprinted by ASEAN Biodiversity). Retrieved 2008-12-30.
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