Record Low Water Levels Cause Change Of Color In Mekong

NAKHON PHANOM

Water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province has turned from yellowish-brown to greenish-blue -- a strange phenomenon that makes the river look beautiful but could be a sign of danger, according to a local media report. The water in the Mekong river is about 1 metre high, the lowest level in about 50 years. Sandbanks have emerged in the middle of the river in Tha Uthen and Muang districts, some covering an area of several hundred rai stretching 2-3 kilometres along the river, affecting boat service across the river between Thailland and Laos.

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