Drought, water shortages pose a big threat

Professor Trần Thục, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. 

From the onset of 2019, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has come up with a projection that the monthly mean temperature in Việt Nam in general will be higher than that of the previous years while the mean rainfall will be lower than that of the previous years. Meanwhile, water flow in all rivers in the central region will be reduced and early floods in the Mekong River is unlikely to happen as it did in the past.

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