Hydropower projects intimidate Mekong Delta

Vietnam Net
February 25, 2013

The upper reaches of the Mekong River are now seeing the operation of 100 out of 300 hydropower projects, which scientists warn of a threat to the Mekong Delta.

Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh, from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), said that hydropower dams which have been built in the upper reaches of the Mekong River will accumulate up to 16 percent of the river’s water volume, or about 475 billion cubic meters of water a year.

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