Kaeng Suea Ten Dam

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Kaeng Suea Ten Dam
Kaeng Suea Ten Dam is located in Thailand
Kaeng Suea Ten Dam
Location of Kaeng Suea Ten Dam in Thailand
Country Thailand
Location Song District, Phrae Province
Coordinates 18°36′0″N 100°9′0″E / 18.60000°N 100.15000°E / 18.60000; 100.15000Coordinates: 18°36′0″N 100°9′0″E / 18.60000°N 100.15000°E / 18.60000; 100.15000
Purpose Flood control, irrigation
Status Proposed
Owner(s) Royal Irrigation Department
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill clay-core
Impounds Yom River

Kaeng Sua Ten (แก่งเสือเต้น) is a site in the Phi Pan Nam Range, in Song District, Phrae Province, Thailand. It is near Mae Yom National Park, in a rural area of the Thai highlands.

Projected dam[edit]

A dam was planned on Yom River in Kaeng Suea Ten in 1991 but the project was later abandoned. The dam, if built, would destroy large areas of forest, where many of the tree species are valuable teak trees.[1] The plans were renewed in 2006, drawing protest from the Assembly of the Poor and Living River Siam. The debate about the dam was opened again in 2011.[2] However, the dam project has not been implemented yet due to the strong resistance of environmental groups and the villagers around Mae Yom River.[3]


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