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Since last week, water levels along the lower Mekong River from Thailand’s Chiang Saen to Lao PDR’s Luang Prabang have been slightly increased above their long-term averages (LTAs). This trend will continue throughout February and early March 2020. The same trend also will occur at the monitoring stations from Vientiane to Pakse of Lao PDR, although there is a drop below the LTAs at Chaing Kan to Pakse. The lower reaches from Cambodia’s Stung Trend to Neak Loung and Vietnam’s Tan Chau on the Mekong River and Koh Khel and Chau Doc on the Bassac River will experience this same situation (water levels drop below their LTAs).

Forecasted water level for 22 stations (updated every Monday)  more »
Observed water level compared to long term average for 13 stations (updated every Monday) more »
Weekly drought monitoring and forecasting of the LMB more »

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Pilot program to monitor impacts from Xayaburi and Don Sahong takes off

Officials and experts from the lower Mekong countries kicked off the Mekong River Commission’s pilot program to monitor transboundary environmental impacts from the Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams to advise on measures to address any negative effects from th

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Stakeholders visiting Xayaburi dam continue calling for the developer to share operation rules, environmental monitoring data

Government officials and stakeholders suggested that the Xayaburi hydropower developer share information on the dam operation with the lower Mekong countries for better planning and management.

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Actions to address Mekong plastic pollution take shape

In a bid to reduce plastic waste and fight plastic pollution in the Mekong region, government officials and researchers from the four Mekong countries agreed to assess plastic waste leakage into the Mekong River system in order to inform the current state

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More impact studies, mitigation measures needed for proposed Luang Prabang dam, says a public forum

Mekong stakeholders raised concerns and suggested the Lao government to conduct more assessments on the potential transboundary environmental and social impacts of the proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project.

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Luang Prabang Hydropower Project

The Luang Prabang hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in the Houygno village of Luang Prabang province, about 25 km from Luang Prabang town or approximately 2,036 km from the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam

Pak Lay Hydropower Project

The Pak Lay hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in Pak Lay district, Xayaburi province, in north-western Lao PDR..

Pak Beng hydropower project

The Pak Beng hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong ...

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Snapshot of the MRC Council Study findings and recommendations

Interactive Report: How can we stimulate strong economic growth without compromising environmental sustainability and leaving anyone behind?

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A visual tool for safer passage

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Fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin

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Mekong Transboundary Dialogue

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Four Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao PRD, Thailand and Viet Nam are working on a bilateral basis to address transboundary ...