Water Level of Mekong River to Rise to 9.70 Metres in September

AKP Phnom Penh, August 27, 2020 —

Water level of the Mekong River in Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk will rise to 9.70 metres in September, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.

The update was shared recently with local media by Mr. Mao Hak, the ministry’s hydrological official, adding that the projected rainfalls will increase the water level and the rains will continue until the end of this year.

The positive water trend was foreseen because the La Nina phenomenon will increase its influence to 60 percent, causing more rainfalls – he explained.

For this week, the water in the Mekong River will decrease slightly due to the on-going weather condition.

However, the condition will drive the water level in Tonle Sap, which was 2.14 metres on Aug. 25, at an average of 10 centimetres a day.

By Lim Nary