Sakae Krang River

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Sakae Krang River
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Map of the Chao Phraya River drainage basin showing the Sakae Krang River
Origin Mae Wong National Park, Kamphaeng Phet Province
Mouth Chao Phraya River in Uthai Thani city
Basin countries Thailand
Basin area 5,191 km2 (2,004 sq mi)

The Sakae Krang River (Thai: แม่น้ำสะแกกรัง, RTGS: Maenam Sakae Krang, IPA: [mɛ̂ːnáːm sa.kɛː kraŋ]) is a tributary of the Chao Phraya River. It originates in Mae Wong National Park, Kamphaeng Phet Province. It is 225 kilometres (140 mi) long, with most of its length in Uthai Thani Province. It tributes the Chao Phraya River in Uthai Thani city around Wat Tha Sung (Tha Sung temple).

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the people of Uthai Thani use the Sakae Krang River to grow pandanus and to raise fish in floating baskets, which is the primary occupation of the Uthai Thani people.[1]

Tributaries[edit]

Tributaries of the Sakae Krang River include the Thap Salao, Wang Ma, Wong, Pho and Tak Daet Rivers.

Sakae Krang Basin[edit]

The Sakae Krang is part of the Chao Phraya Watershed. The total land area drained by the Sakae Krang River is 5,191 square kilometres (2,004 sq mi).[2]

Flood of 2011[edit]

In 2011, after high rainfall and poor flood control management, much of the Sakae Krang River overflowed its banks September to November. The main riverside market in Uthai Thani City was under up to 160 centimetres (5 ft) of water for over seven weeks. The new market a few kilometers away was severely flooded for almost as long. Uthai Thanians have gumption and kept their city going, with little grumbling that they had been sacrificed by keeping floodgates raised to prevent the water from exiting to the south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tourism Thailand: Rafts on the Sakae Krang River". Tourism Thailand. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  2. ^ Basins of Thailand

Coordinates: 15°18′09″N 100°04′50″E / 15.30250°N 100.08056°E / 15.30250; 100.08056