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Dams on High Alert as Typhoon Noru Approaches Laos

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has issued a forecast, informing that the typhoon Noru is expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Wednesday before moving over the central and southern parts of Laos between September 28-30.Currently, Noru is making its way through the central South ...

Phontham Visapra

Overall Mekong River flow patterns do not change: report finding

Two hydropower projects along Southeast Asia’s most important river have had measurable, but moderate, impact on water flow, sediment and fisheries, according to preliminary findings of a report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) released last week.With roughly one year of monitoring data, the MRC ...

Rebuilt dam near site of devastating collapse releases water, scaring residents

The company responsible for Laos’ worst ever dam collapse more than three years ago announced last week that its rebuilt dam would begin releasing water, scaring downstream residents, including survivors of the disaster. Keep reading ...

Eugene Whong

Housing Complete for Villagers Displaced by Nam Thuen 1 Hydropower Project

The Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project has handed over new homes to residents who have been affected by the project. Some 88 new homes are now ready to house displaced people and families impacted by the hydropower project in Bolikhamxay Province.The new homes are located ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Xe-Pian Dam Bursts its Banks Causing Catastrophic damage

Attapeu provincial authorities have confirmed that the Xe-Pian Dam burst its banks yesterday, causing millions of tons of water to flood the local area, and causing widespread damage.More ...

The Laotian Times

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