Saltwater influx in Mekong Delta to last till June

According to the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research, saltwater influx in Mekong Delta region is predicted to be average level in the dry season of 2016- 2017.

By late this month, the salinity intrusion could be 4 gram a litter which will affect water resource of local people living within 20- 25 kilometers of a coastline.

The condition is likely to last until June if it is not rain and the high salinity on local rivers.

The Southern Institute of Water Resources Research asked the coastal areas need to prepare necessary measures for production in this year’s summer-autumn cultivation.

The saltwater influx could still influence to the coastal areas near Vam Co River due to high flood tide next time.

By HAM LUONG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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