Thailand Authorities Address Historically Low Mekong Water Levels

22 Jul 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BANGKOK, Thailand
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Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resumption of upstream dam discharge to replenish water levels "soon".Somkiat Prajumwong, secretary general of the agencysaid July 19 that the agency sent a letter asking the Laos government to suspend the trial of the Xayaburi Dam for a few days.This most recent incident of a sharp and unseasonal change in Mekong water levels in the Northeast of Thailand has been directly attributed to upstream dam operations and a marked decrease in precipitation throughout the Basin since the beginning of this year...

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