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From 27 Jan to 03 Feb 2020, water levels along the lower Mekong River from Thailand’s Chiang Saen will continue to slightly decrease after the test equipment of hydropower station at Jinghong from 5 Jan 2020. The decreased water level will vary from -0.01 m to -0.04 m. From Lao PDR’s Vientiane and Thailand’s Nong Khai, water levels will slightly increase, followed the same trend from upstream and vary from 0.02 m to 0.04 m. From Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom to Lao PDR’s at Pakse, water levels will be slightly increased, varying from 0.02 m to 0.04 m. From Cambodia’s at Stung Treng to Neak Loung on the Mekong River, water will slightly increase, varies from 0.03 m to 0.09 m. For Viet Nam’s Tan Chau on the Mekong River and Chau Doc on the Bassac River, water levels will decrease and fluctuate with their long-term averages (LTAs) with different trends from last year 2019.

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