Tuesday February 21, 2023

Vietnam Plus

Saltwater intrusion is expected to increase in Mekong estuaries in late March while Vam Co and Cai Lon rivers in the South of Vietnam will see major saltwater intrusion until late April.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta in the dry season of 2022-2023 is roughly on par with the average level of the past years.

Major saltwater intrusion in the Mekong estuaries will be concentrated in March, particularly from March 18 to March 25. In the Vam Co and Cai Lon rivers, major intrusion will occur from March 18-25 and April 17-23.

Phung Tien Dung, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands, and Southern regions under the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on February 20 that from February 21-24, saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta will continue to increase, then decline.

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