Saline intrusion may occur earlier in Mekong Delta

14/10/2021 08:42 10

Saline intrusion may occur earlier in Mekong Delta


MEKONG DELTA – The saline intrusion in the Cửu Long (Mekong Delta) region during this year’s dry season would occur earlier and be worse than previous years, warned the Department of Water Resources Management under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The level of saltwater intrusion may be approximately at the level of 2015-2016, which saw historic salinity and drought in the region.

The localities that are not directly affected by saline intrusion, should still prepare preventive measures for drought and water shortage due to insufficient rainfall and low water resources from upstream, the department said. VNS

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