Despite flooding in about 30 provinces in Thailand (see map) the Bangkok Governor is confident that the city itself is well prepared and can face any floods. This is mainly because the city has a 75.8km-long flood wall along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. In February last year, according to the Bangkok Post, the city constructed a seventh drainage tunnel between the Rama IX and Ramkhamhaeng areas. The combined length of the seven drainage tunnels in Bangkok is 19km. In addition, the city has 21 “monkey cheek” water retention areas. These areas can hold up to 12.75 million cubic metres of water.
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Despite the flood prevention wall, families in 27 communities in 13 districts outside the flood walls along the Chao Phraya River, the Bangkok Noi Canal and the Maha Sawat Canal are still at risk. The 13 districts are: Bang Sue, Dusit, Phra Nakhon, Samphanthawong, Bang Kholaem, Yannawa, Klong Toey, Bang Phlad, Bangkok Noi, Thonburi, Klong San, Rat Burana and Thawi Watthana. In addition, 15 areas in the city, see the map above, could also experience bad flooding.The map below, also by the Bangkok Post graphics department, shows the 75 km long flood prevention wall. It also shows the locations of the drainage tunnels.