Mekong Water Level at Record Low amid Deficient Rainfall

The Mekong River, which flows through Laos, is experiencing a record low water level amid deficient rainfall.

In Vientiane, the water level of the Mekong is 0.7 meters, or 5.54 meters below its long-term average water level measured over 57 years (1961-2018). It is about 1.36 meter lower than the minimum level.

Between June 16 and July 18, there was a drop of 5.58 meters at the station, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC).


The Laotian Times