Water level rises in Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake
The water level in the Mekong River has finally risen, thanks to the rainfall over the past few days, and hopefully the rain continues in the next few days so as to bring the water level to normal ...
Warning of imminent ‘strong pulse’ in Mekong water levels
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) warned Wednesday of a “strong pulse” in the river’s water levels over the next five days. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Livelihoods of fishermen affected by Tonle Sap low
Fishermen are concerned about their livelihoods with the Tonle Sap Lake water levels rising slowly. ...
Low water levels for Tonle Sap Lake hurt ecology and economy
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said low dry season river flows has caused a decrease in water levels in the Tonle Sap Lake, and called on all Mekong countries to improve river management. ...
Heavy rainfall sees Mekong levels rise
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has recorded river levels increasing by 0.65m between Stung Treng and Prey Veng’s Neak Loeung over the last seven days and forecast an additional rise this week of 0.60m due to torrential rain. ...
Cambodia’s Mekong water levels to drop due to power grid maintenance in China
The water outflow at Jinghong hydropower station in China’s Yunnan province is dropping due to power grid maintenance during 5 – 24 January, leading to changes in river water levels along the Mekong River in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Cambodia, according to a press release ...
“Water level emergency” – flash floods strike several provinces
Torrential rain has caused flash flooding across several provinces, with Pursat provincial authorities announcing a water level emergency for the second time. ...
Government Prepares for More Evacuations Due to Flooding
Authorities are preparing to evacuate more than 150 families from Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district, should flooding in the area get worse due to heavy rainfall and runoff from a dam that opened its gates in Thailand on Monday. The families’ homes are already affected by ...
Controversial dam: Thailand not objecting to Xayaburi
Thailand will not object to the proposed Xayaburi hydropower dam in Laos, but Vientiane must shoulder responsibility for potential environmental damage caused by the US$3.8 billion project, the Bangkok Post reported yesterday. “Laos has the right to construct the dam as it is located inside Lao ...
Displaced families face wreckage on return
More than 60 percent of nearly 50,000 evacuated families have returned home as floods recede in areas along the Mekong River and other parts of the country, said the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). Nearly all displaced families have gone back to flood-wrecked villages in ...
Floods show Laos needs early warning
Heavy flooding during the rainy season, affecting 10 out of 17 provinces in Laos, has underlined the need for stronger disaster-management efforts, experts say. Tropical storm Haima struck central and northern parts of the country on June 24, with Nock-10 hitting central and southern areas on ...
Boat Route to Siem Reap To Reopen on August 15
Riverboat services between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are scheduled to restart on Aug 15 after closing down in March due to low water levels in the Tonle Sap river, a port official said yesterday. Chieat Thol, deputy director of the administrative department and the ...