Drought hits Mekong Delta

Saigon Daily
March 13, 2013

Authorities in the Mekong Delta are on high alert from threats of forest fires, as an early start of the dry season this year and scorching dry weather conditions have depleted thousands of hectares of lush green mangrove forests.

Several mangrove forests have withered, while canals have run out of water along Thanh Hoa, Moc Hoa, Tan Thanh and Tan Hung Districts in Long An Province, from the intense dry heat.

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