Mar 28, 2016

Dead rivers in the Mekong Delta

Vietnam
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News VietNamNet
Rivers and canals dry to the bottom and unused boats are common images across the Mekong River in the worst drought and saline-water intrusion in the past 100 years
Rivers and canals dry to the bottom and unused boats are common images across the Mekong River in the worst drought and saline-water intrusion in the past 100 years

Crippling drought and saline intrusion are forecasted to continue damaging the south-central, Central Highlands and southern regions in April due to the devastating El Nino phenomenon...

Drought and salinisation have seriously affected the lives of people in 10 out of Vietnam’s 13 Mekong Delta provinces, with nearly 160,000 hectares of rice damaged and destroyed by the phenomenon since the end of last year