Flood to Come Early in Southern Viet Nam

With the present weather and hydrographic changes, there is likely an early flood in Southern Viet Nam in July. The flood water level at the Tan Chau Gauging Station on the Tien River (the river border between An Giang and Dong Thap Provinces) will be at 3 meters in late this month, reaching alarm level 1, forecast the Southern Hydrometeorological Station.

There was less rainfall in fewer areas at many regions in the past days, excepting Ca Mau, Vung Tau and Long An provinces. It will be raining hard in all over the southern area in a few days with heavy and average rain coming in some places.

The total rainfall at the Southern Viet Nam from the early rainy season has been 10%-20% higher than that of previous years, especially 2005.

Noticeably, the water level in the upstream areas of the Mekong River Basin has increased rather quickly since early July. It has sometimes increased to 0.2 meters, higher year-on-year.

By Cong Phien – Translated by Yen Chuong

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