I had heard from friends of friends had been walking round the Local reservoir quite close to where I live. So wanting to get out but away from people(still not acclimatised after so long indoors). I headed over to the Reservoir and boy did I walk! NO people! woohoo! and big wide open space. I walked the length of the dam, more exercise than II had done for 2 mths too!
The Liberation and freedom, swinging my arms wide as I spun on top of the damn must have been such a funny sight to any passing Thais on their motorbikes. Well we all feel like that sometimes.
Please , i know many of you are still in Lock down physically in the UK and USA and mentally. Perhaps a few moments here in this slide show will help you be free for a few moments……
The new Khlong Katha Dam, also known as the Chalong Dam, was recently constructed to ease water supply shortages to the people in Chalong, Rawai, Kata and Karon, and as supplemental water holding for the nearby Bang Wad Dam.
The reservoir that was created by the new dam has erased some local roads, which, as of the time of this posting, still exist on Google Maps. These “Ghost Roads” can cause some confusion when navigating the area, but the new roads are clearly marked and driving is very safe. The reservoir is actually somewhat scenic, and a popular place for cycling and jogging, as traffic is quite light. It is also located very near to the beautiful Srisupharam Temple, with it’s enormous, white Stupa, which is definitely worth a visit, all by itself.
The B480-million project is located near Srisupharam temple among the foothills at the end of Chao Fa West Rd Soi 69 and funded by the Royal Irrigation Department (RID).
The reservoir is up to 927 metres long and in parts up to 23m deep, with a maximum water storage capacity of 4.3 million cubic metres.The highest water capacity is 4.5 million cubic metres with emergency storage. Comparably, it will supply less water than the other dams in Phuket. It is expected to supply only about 14,000 to 15,000 cubic metres of water per day, as it is the smallest of the reservoirs