There's a rather comical attempt being made in Bangkok to push the Chao Praya river out to sea faster using anchored/moored boats with the engines/props running. Here's a news clip: 1,000 boats to push flood waters October 11 BANGKOK: -- On October 11, a fleet of some 1,000 boats would help push water from the Chao Phraya River into the sea fast, Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said Saturday. At the boat project launch held at Nonthaburi's Pakkred Pier with 40 boats attending, Plodprasop said that this voluntarybase project would help drain water three times faster, from two knots to six knots, and prevent floodwater from pouring into Bangkok City. He said the 1,000boat fleet would push water down to the sea on October 11, as to help lower flood in the Chao Phraya Riverside provinces such as Sing Buri, Angthong and Ayutthaya. -- The Nation 2011-10-08 And a Video http://youtu.be/MLeywAoX19Q Is it just me or is this a silly idea?