No flooding at Singapore park as feared

SINGAPORE: Photos of high water levels in the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park have caused some netizens to assume it was flooded, but the park is functioning exactly as intended – with a canal that channels rainwater downstream.

The spike in water levels is caused by torrential rain over the past few days, but this is part of the normal functioning of the park’s waterway.

A stream flowing through the park is part of Kallang River, but is also a naturalised canal designed to adapt to “fluctuating water levels” which may rise as high as 3m.

There are safety features visible in the park to ensure that members of the public are aware of impending high water levels, according to National Parks Board (NParks).

“A river monitoring system with water level sensors is in place to give early warning in the event of heavy rain or rising water levels. Warning signs, red markers, life buoys and CCTVs have also been put up along the river, ” said NParks. — The Straits Times/ANN

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