Water levels in Mekong River steadily decline


NAKHON PHANOM, 25 September 2015 – The declining water levels in the Mekong River have prompted officials in Nakhon Phanom province to retain more water in its reservoirs.

Mekong River water levels are declining at the rate of 20-30 centimeters per day and beginning to affect many rice fields.

Water is now being diverted into the reservoir under the Nam Kam Basin Development Project to make sure there will be at least 60% capacity to sustain the growth of rice and household consumption.

Farmers living outside of the irrigation system have been advised not to grow crops, as there may not be enough water.