- Funding: Programmed Food Aid
Conditions in Sihnung:
Damage to infrastructures near and in the fish farms
- Protection dike of the river flattened by 300 m to ground level;
- 990 m of inter-basin dikes damaged,representing over 2000 m³ of materials carried away by water;
- Over a dozen water conveyance andevacuation works destroyed;
- 387 m of drainage ditches damaged;
- 860 m³ of rubble in the fishfarm;
- Several thousand m³ of sand andgravel have poured into canals and rivers, raising stream-bed level andconsiderably increasing risk of new flooding.
Over 9 ha of aquaculture pools flooded, causing loss of about 50% of 2010's production. Sadly, a major part of the reproducers have been lost, along with most of thejuvenile fish planned for 2011.
Itappears that all 40 ha of farming lands managed by the farm are flooded and 2,5 ha totally destroyed. A subsequent mission will allow more specific assessmentof the scope of damage.
Conditions in Yonggwang
Damage to infrastructures close to and in the fishfarms
- Several points of the main dike are damagedover a total length of about 500 m;
- Two large works (U points of thehydro-electric canal) are damaged;
- One wing of the aquaculture building(environ 120 m²) is destroyed;
- As in Sinhung, sand and gravel in canalsand rivers (estimated 66,000 m³), considerably increasing risk ofnew flooding.
- Approximately 3 ha of pools damaged, ofwhich only one part is in production. Fish losses are under assessment but areexpected to represent 10 to 20% of the fish production forecast in 2010;
- Loss of juveniles is regrettable but shouldnot have major impact on the next years of production
- Approximately 1 ha of corn drowned;
- Protection levees of farming lots damaged.
Inconcert with the EuropeAid scheme, and thanks to consecutive funding from AAP** (€100,000 & €175,000), TGH performs rehabilitation andprotection of the fish farms and their production means by:
- Providing food to the Korean work teams inthe food for work context;
- Supplying building sites with materials toprotect the works in areas where water erosion is at its worse (both at normaltimes and during floods). Purchase of galvanized steel wire and geotextilemembranes will allow conception and implementation of gabion cages and bases. In order to meet the local authorities' requests for help, TGH hasdecided to direct its action at supplying goods specifically geared toaquaculture (gabions, geotextiles), as opposed to cement and fuel.
*Between 22 and 23 July, the following rainfall was recorded: 112 mm in Yonggwang – 123 mm in Sinhung. In these areas, annual rainfall is 800 mm.
**Programmed Food Aid by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs