Table 5a: Damage to Natural Resources
Mangrove
Waste
Saline Soil Area
Province
Coral
Beach
Forest
Beach Forest
Disposal/Waste
(unchange)
Krabi
Minimal damage:
77 rais
No damage
8,369 rais
No damage
Minimal damage
5,653 rais
about 23.5 rais
Phang Nga
Substantial
925 rais
1,900 rais
59,235 rais
No damage
3,500 rais
damage: 2,880
rais
Minimal damage:
7,360 rais
Phuket
Minimal damage:
212 rais
5 6 rais
9,726 rais
2 municipal
Damage 22 rais
8,300 rais
waste water
treatment plants,
already fix
Ranong
Substantial
230 rais
100 200 rais
7,961 rais
No damage
Substantial
damage: 932 rais
damage about
412 rais
Satun
Minimal damage:
8 rais
10 rais
30 rais
No damage
No damage
8,591 rais
Trang
Minimal damage:
33 rais
No damage
4,772 rais
No damage
No damage
2,109 rais
Total
Minimal
1,485 rais
Around 2,300
90,093 rais
2 sites in Phuket
Saline soil area
damage:
rais
about 3,957.5
32,013
rais
Substantial
damage: 3,812
Source: DDPM report, January 2005
1 rai = 6.25 hectares
Table 5b: Damage to Water Sources
Land subsidence, in particular the formation of sink
holes, was reported from the tsunami affected areas,
Surface
Ground
and while they did not cause any casualties, they did
Shallow
water
Province
water
wells
ponds
cause damage to infrastructure.
ponds
or wells
In the area flooded by the seawater, salt deposits affected
Krabi
0
325
33
the vegetation and the fertility of the soil.   Approxi 
Phang Nga
82
1,395
82
mately 1,500 hectares of agricultural land were severely
impacted.   The details of the damage to these natural
Phuket
16
173
156
resources can be seen in the following tables.
Ranong
3
144
145
Satun
1
186
174
National Parks Infrastructure
I
Trang
0
101
147
M
Of the fourteen Marine National Parks on the Andaman
A
Total
102
2,324
737
N
coast, six were badly damaged by the tsunami.    These
US
Source: Tsunami Mitigation Centre, Chulalongkorn University,
were Laem Son (Ranong), Sirinath (Phuket), Mu Koh
 T
March 2005
E
Surin, Mu Koh Similan and Tan Bok Korani (Phang Nga),
H T
and Hat Noppharat Thara (Phi Phi Islands, Krabi).    Besides
F
harm to their marine and coastal habitats, they suffered
 OTC
losses of infrastructure and equipment.   The tsunami also
AP
significantly affected four sea turtle conservation
 IM
projects.   The Turtle Conservation Project (Phang Nga)
EH
lost two of their project staff and the project camp was
 T 1
totally destroyed.   Three Marine National Park rangers
TR
also lost their lives.
PA
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