Water levels on Mekong and Saigon Rivers are rising quickly due to high tides. The highest water levels reached yesterday 2.61 at Tan Chau Station on Tien River; 2.54m at Chau Doc Station on Hau River and 1.24m at Phu An Station on Saigon River, respectively.
Floodwater in the lower reaches of Mekong and Saigon rivers will continue rising because of high tide, expected to reach its highest level on October 10 and 11, said National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.
Water levels on Mekong River continue to rise quickly due to high tides. It was measured at 3.89m at Tan Chau Station yesterday, 3.5m at Chau Doc Station on Hau River, issued the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting.
The National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) said the flooding may occur at lowland areas, riverside areas and areas outside the dyke systems in the Mekong delta province of An Giang, Dong Thap and Long An.
Long lasting rain in combination with high tide for the last recent days has largely impacted farming production in the Mekong Delta, caused supply scarcity and rocketed pangasius fish and vegetable prices.
Tidal level is quickly surging in Saigon and Hau rivers which might cause flooding in low lying areas in HCMC and other provinces in the Mekong Delta in the next couple of days, warned the Central Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.