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Mekong Delta closer to sea than previously thought: study

A group of scientists from Dutch Utrecht University discovered recently that the Mekong Delta has an “extremely low mean elevation” of around 0.8 meters above sea level. That is dramatically lower than the 2.6 meters assumed earlier from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Missions data.At a conference held ...

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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 ...

Central Vietnam provinces writhe under probably most serious salt intrusion

Central Vietnam has been repeatedly battered by heatwaves and a shortage of rain since the beginning of summer, which resulted in serious drought and saltwater intrusion in many localities. The most serious effect of saltwater intrusion, when saline water moves into drinking or agricultural water ...

Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is expected to increase between April 28 and May 6 as the volume of water flowing southward from the Mekong River will decline, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Department.During the dry season this year, ...

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