Sand dunes uncovered as water in Mekong River falls to critical level

PHOTO: Pattern at the moment are being exposed for the primary time in a century alongside many sections of the Mekong River, as water levels fall to a new low milestone of 1.5 metres. Sand dunes can now be seen alongside many sections, inflicting problems for fishing vessels and cargo boats attempting to travel along the river.
The Bangkok Post stories that inadequate rainfall is leaving many reservoirs in Nakhon Phanom, on the Laos border, at only 20 – 30% of their traditional capacity, with the Mekong’s tributaries now operating dry.
The chairman of the Nakhon Phanom environmental conservation club, Arthit Phanasoon, says research studies claim the development of dams in China and Laos are an enormous a part of the issue. He fears the impact that shall be had on the water’s ecosystem if fish are unable emigrate upstream to spawn as they normally do every year.
This in flip will have a negative impact on the livelihood of fishermen and farmers alongside the shores of the Mekong River.
Meanwhile dam owners say they’re not responsible for the water provide drawback, HERE.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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