Updated  
October, 02 2012 10:25:00

Stories of Mekong flood ‘not correct'

DONG THAP (VNS)— Dong Thap Province's Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast has rejected information about this year's big flood in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta published recently by some local newspapers.

The director of the centre, Khuong Le Binh, was quick to dismiss reports that the unrelenting rains this week have caused water in upstream areas to rise up 8cm every day. He claimed that this information was untrue and unscientific.

Binh said that at present the water level in the Mekong River's source is 1.5-2 metres lower than that recorded during the same period in previous years.

Although these levels will rise based on the tides, data for the last month and the early part of this month indicates the crest of the flood is still at a low level.

Binh predicted that the crest of the flood would reach its highest level by the middle or end of October. The water in the Tien River is expected to rise to 3.6m, which is 0.1m higher than the warning level 1.

The highest water level of the year is expected to occur in the Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds) area, and will correspond to warning levels 1 or 2. This is still 0.2-0.6m lower than the average level of previous years, and is 1-1.2m lower than last year. Meanwhile, the water level in the southern areas of the Delta will be 0.2-0.3m higher than the average level of the previous years. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.