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Wat Chantharam’s fish sanctuary dying from lack of fresh water

Sep 18. 2020
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By The Nation

The fish bank in Uthai Thani’s Wat Chantharam, also known as Wat Thasung, is suffering a crisis as the quality of water has dropped drastically killing hundreds of fish.

A reporter said the water has turned black, is bubbling and stinks.

The temple’s abbot said the level of Sakae Krang River had dropped and was not feeding the bank with fresh water.

The temple has been providing sanctuary to thousands of fish, especially Pangasius, which is sensitive to the quality of water and will certainly die if the problem is not addressed immediately, the abbot said.

The temple has contacted related agencies to test the water’s quality. The dead fish, meanwhile, will be collected to use as fertiliser.

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