Shipping disrupted as Mekong River sees low water level

NewsflarePublished: March 16, 2018
Published: March 16, 2018

Ships along the Mekong are having to navigate cautiously after water levels in the river hit a low of just two meters.

Video shows a range of ships floating along the river near Chiang Saen, on the border of Thailand and Laos.

The water level this week was reported to be between 2.00 and 2.30 meters in some areas, causing some ships to run aground.

However the water level was increased slightly after China's Jinghong dam released more water.

The river, the 12th longest in the world, is a major shipping route between western China and Southwest Asia.

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