High tides flooded many areas in An Giang Province last year. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
MEKONG DELTA — The water level in the Mekong River and its tributaries is rising and is forecast to reach its peak on October 1-2, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
The levels are expected to peak at 3.7 metres at the Tân Châu Station in the Tiền River in Đồng Tháp Province and 3.2 metres at the Châu Đốc Station in the Hậu River in An Giang Province before starting to decrease.
On September 23 the levels were 3.39m at Tân Châu and 2.96m at Châu Đốc.
There is a high risk of erosion and flooding in An Giang and Đồng Tháp provinces, especially low-lying and riparian areas and places outside dykes.
Local authorities and the public should pay close attention to its forecasts and warnings and take prompt action in case of heavy flooding, the centre warned. — VNS