Flood Recedes at Mekong Upstream, but Remains Threat for Downstream

AKP Phnom Penh, August 13, 2018 —

Mekong flood in Stung Treng province is receding, while it remains a threat in Kratie and Kampong Cham provinces, according to the Ministry of Water Resource and Meteorology.

The Mekong water level in Kratie and Kampong Cham is exceeding alarm level, and the rise also happened in Bassac River in Kandal province, it added.

The ministry also forecast that the increasing trend of water level in Mekong Krom (Lower Mekong), Bassac and Tonle Sap Lake can last until Aug. 14.

Since the start of August, Mekong floods have been affecting six provinces – Stung Treng, Kratie, Thbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Kandal and Prey Veng.

Based on the latest record by the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), the floods have so far affected 61,900 families, killed 14 people and injured four others.

By Phal Sophanith