Floods slowly draining away along Mekong River

Mekong River (Neak Leung)

Mekong River (Neak Leung). Photo: Chantrea.

NONG KHAI, 11th September 2018 (NNT) – Flooding has remained in many areas of the northeast due to tributaries still being unable to drain into the Mekong River. Meanwhile, several schools in Nong Khai are to remain closed for another week.

The level of the Mekong River flowing through Nong Khai province has dropped but is still above critical levels at 11.4 meters. The high river has caused tributaries to back up and kept farms and residential areas inundated, especially along Lam Huay Suai, which has also been hit by forest runoff. Schools in the area such as Pak Suai Pittayakom are under 40-50 centimeters of water and are to remain closed for another week.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Itiporn Lakarnchua
National News Bureau of Thailand

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