Apsara Authority pumping water into Angkor Wat waterways

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The view in the Angkor area. Apsara authority

The Apsara Authority is pumping water into the moat ans ponds at Angkor Wat during the current dry spell.

Apsara spokesman Long Kosal today said that Cambodia is being affected by the El Nino phenomenon which is causing extremely hot weather leading to severe water loss due to evaporation. He said this has seriously impacted water management in the Angkor area.

“Groundwater and surface water is very important to maintain the beauty and environment in the Angkor area, especially Angkor Wat temple,” he said. “So to maintain the right level of water in the moat and ponds around Angkor Wat temple requires proper water management.

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Mr Kosal said the authority is pumping water into the southern pond at Angkor Wat to maintain its water level and will do so for the northern pond after current archaeological work in it are complete.

Full story in Wednesday’s story

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