Manmade lake in Thailand
body of water
Cheow Lan Lake [ a ] ( Thai : เชี่ยวหลาน, RTGS : Chiao Lan ) or Rajjaprabha Dam Reservoir ( อ่างเก็บน้ำเขื่อนรัชชประภา, RTGS : Ratchaprapha~ ), is in Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. It is an 185-square-kilometre ( 71 sq mile ) artificial lake, inaugurated in 1987 with the construction of Rajjaprabha Dam by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand ( EGAT ) as a generator of electricity. [ 2 ]

Rajjaprabha Dam [edit ]

Rajjaprabha Dam, meaning ‘light of the kingdom ‘, got its name in May 1987 from the baron at the open ceremony on the king ‘s sixtieth birthday. Before that day it was called the “ Cheow Lan Project ”. It was designed as a multi-purpose visualize for world power generation, flood control, irrigation, and fishery. In 1982, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand ( EGAT ) started construction of the dam by diverting the Klong Saeng River. It took about one class to completely flood the 185 squarely kilometres ( 71 sq secret intelligence service ) washbasin. To flood this big area, 385 families of Ban Chiew Lan village were resettled. Rubber and early farming opportunities such as domestic fowl, fruit orchards, vegetable farm, and reservoir fisheries were introduced together with the want educate programs and credit facilities to sustain farmers ‘ incomes.

Each family received 19 rai ( 7.2 acres [ 2.9 hour angle ] ) of rubber eraser grove deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as one rai ( 0.39 acres [ 0.16 hour angle ] ) for their populate. As contribution of the compensation, the relocated people received 1,000 baht monthly per class. Resettlement drove the initiation of basic public infrastructure, water supply systems, and public buildings such as schools, patrol station, checkup concentrate, and residential district hall—all built by the Thai government. A resettlement of animals took place by gravy boat and helicopter to prevent them from drowning or starving on new created islands. In 18 months 1,364 animals of 116 species were rescued, but 44 died soon after. [ 3 ] Many pisces species died due to the dead body of water conditions. The average depth of the lake is about 40 molarity ( 130 foot ) while the deepest point of the lake was estimated to be around 90 m ( 300 foot ) deep .

tourism [edit ]

The national park area is inhabited by a range of mammals such as tigers, elephants, tapirs and many tamper species. Birds such as hornbills, banded pitta, and capital argus are deoxyadenosine monophosphate well forest residents. Less normally seen reptiles include the king cobra, reticulated python, and flying lizards. The reservoir area includes the Khlong Saeng, Khlong Nakha and Kaeng Krung wildlife sanctuaries where rare animals can be found. West of Khao Sok National Park lies Sri Phang Nga National Park which extends the conservation sphere to 4,000 square kilometers .

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Notes [edit ]

  1. ^ besides spelled Chiew Lan or Chiew/Cheow Larn

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