Ninh Thuận facing severe drought

Update: March, 16/2016 - 09:00

The central province of Ninh Thuận on Mar 14 said that some districts of the province were suffering from a serious drought.

The total rainfall in the province last year was 40-50% lower than the average a few years ago, depleting water in rivers and lakes.

As of March 10, water levels at 20 reservoirs in the province had fallen to 53.5 million cubic metres, accounting for 27.8 per cent of the total designed capacity. Two of the reservoirs have dried up.