Monday, July 19, 2010

North Korean dam discharge

I'm almost not sure why I am writing this post. I have missed some other Gangwondo news so this seems a little out of the blue.

Anyway, in years past, I have blogged about trans-border water - rivers and the like- and discussed rivers that cross the DMZ.

Recently, North Korea announced they were going to increase water flow across the border, and in fact have done so.

From the article:
North Korean media said Sunday that as many as 143 millimeters of rain had fallen in a town near the border city of Kaesong while heavy rains had continued in many other regions for days.

Last October, the South demanded an apology from the North for the deadly flash flood, leading the communist neighbor to express regret and convey a message of condolences to the bereaved.

2 comments:

Kevin Kim said...

"Recently, North Korea announced they were going to increase water flow across the border, and in fact have done so."

Because we all know those prosperous North Koreans have more water than they need for irrigation, etc.

How sad.

surprises aplenty said...

We've had quite a bit of rain lately. They may well have more water than they can handle.