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Bang Lang Reservoir on Pattani River, Thailand

6.1N 101.2E

February 20th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Thailand and Malaysia - January 26th, 2010

Thailand and Malaysia - January 26th, 2010

This orthorectified image stretches from the southernmost provinces of Thailand (above) to Malaysia (below). Visible near the hook-shaped peninsula at the top is the mouth of the Pattani River. The longest river in Southern Thailand at 214 km, it originates in Betong district, Yala Province, and empties into the Gulf of Thailand at the town of Pattani. Within Yala province the river forms the Bang Lang Reservoir.

Bang Lang Reservoir (bottom edge) is the largest reservoir in Yala Province. The dam is 85 metres high with a crest of 422 metres long, and the reservoir has a capacity of 1,420 million cubic metres. It is used for irrigation, flood control as well as to produce 1,275 kW of electricity.

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