Publications

Mekong Low Flow and Drought
Conditions in 2019–2021: Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (Technical Report)

This technical report unravels the underlying drivers of the extremely low flows and drought based on an analysis of the available data the MRC has collected. Based on the findings, it suggests potential measures to address and mitigate the impacts of the hydrological droughts and storage on the Basin’s people.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo7 | Published on: 13 Jan 2022 | Language: English

Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2019: Drought in the Lower Mekong Basin

This paper reports on the condition of the Basin in 2019, including its hydrology/water flow, flood and drought. The year saw recorded unprecedented flow conditions in the Mekong mainstream and from tributaries. Erratic climatic fluctuations were also found, ranging from extreme dry to extreme wet within short periods of time. The report ends with key recommendations, looking forward.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajutoy | Published on: 27 Dec 2021 | Language: English

Situation Report on Dry Season Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin: November 2020–May 2021

This Situation Report presents a preliminary analysis of the Lower Mekong River Basin hydro-meteorological conditions over the 2020–2021 dry season. It shows fluctuations in water levels in the upper reaches of the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR and Thailand, as well as low water volume stored in the Tonle Sap Lake. Rainfall in April–May was the highest on record for these months for the last 18 years in places. Overall, flows in the Mekong in the first five months of 2021 were also higher than the long-term average, except for December 2020 where flows in the Mekong mainstream were closer to normal. But river flows did not increase significantly.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo1 | Published on: 30 Jun 2021 | Language: English

Situation Report on Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin in July–December 2020

The report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in July–December 2020. The report suggests that the LMB experience a second year of low flows at the beginning and a delayed onset of the wet season in 2020, with some parts experiencing low flows and appearing to be worse than that in 2019.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo2 | Published on: 21 May 2021 | Language: English

Situation Report On Hydrological Conditions In the Lower Mekong River Basin in January-July 2020

The report presents a preliminary analysis of the hydro-meteorological conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) in January-July 2020 and identifies multiple possible causes of the low flows and drought in 2020.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg3u0 | Published on: 07 Aug 2020 | Language: English

Annual Mekong Hydrology, Flood and Drought Report 2018

The report will replaces the Annual Mekong Flood Report to provide an annual summary on different hydrological subjects, ranging from flood, hydrology, and drought recognition to monitoring and early warning, remote sensing, modelling, and water management.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg3u4 | Published on: 09 Jul 2020 | Language: English

Provision of Flood Forecasting, Flash Flood Guidance, Dry Season Monitoring and Dissemination of Information and Warning and Alert Services
Audited Statements and Independent Auditors' Report, 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4si | Published on: 05 May 2020 | Language: English

Understanding the Mekong River's hydrological conditions: A brief commentary note on the "Monitoring the Quality of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions" study by Alan Basist and Claude Williams (2020)

This publication discusses the Mekong River’s hydrological conditions, as it attempts to offer a brief commentary on the “Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions” study by Alan Basist and Claude Williams.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4w9 | Published on: 21 Apr 2020 | Language: English

Drought Management Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin 2020-2025

The DMS 2020-2025 aims to address interests and needs in drought management and mitigation in the MRC Member Countries. It was formulated based on the objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Programme 2011-2015.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4ye | Published on: 16 Dec 2019 | Language: English

Summary of Minutes of the 26th Meeting of the MRC Council (Session 1)
26 November 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4yh | Published on: 12 Dec 2019 | Language: English

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