Dam Water Diversion To Alleviate Floods In Northern Perlis

By Norshazlina Nor'azman

KANGAR, (Bernama) -- Heavy rains during the monsoon season spell nightmares for not only residents in the east coast states but Perlis as well as they remember only too well the severity of the floods that lashed the state in 2010.

In November that year, flood waters submerged almost half of Perlis or 47,000 hectares of land, including padi fields as well as the homes and properties of some 63,000 people, causing losses amounting to nearly RM200 million.

Perlis' annual floods can be attributed to the inability of the state's rivers to contain the excess water flowing from the inundated Timah Tasoh dam in Padang Besar.....