Mekong Delta in Flood Season
Mekong Delta in Flood Season. Flooding is a way of life along the lower Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. Every year between August and November, monsoon rains fill the rivers of Southeast Asia, and the Mekong River Delta broadens well past its dry season levels.
People in the Mekong Delta are busy catching aquatic products when water from the upper Mekong River floods. This year flooding has come earlier than usual and is rising higher, turning rice fields into big ponds.
According to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre, the water level is currently 2.33 meters at Tân Châu station at the Tiền River and 1.95 meters at Châu Đốc station at the Hậu River, 0.2-0.3 meters higher than the same period last year.
The Mekong in flood season
Indeed. season creates numerous jobs for local villagers. Nguyen Van Tuong, a fisherman of Thoi Ung commune in Can Tho, says: “The flood season is the time farmers will have more income. Whenever the flood arrives early, there will be more fish and shrimp.”
The Mekong also has so many places to explore. Such as Tra Su Cajuput (Mangrove forests are typical of the nature of the West River), fruits garden, eat cuisines (Linh fish), Tan Lap floating village is located in Moc Hoa District, Long An province, about 100 km west of Ho Chi Minh City.
Finally, flooding is a way of life along the lower Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. Every year between August and November, monsoon rains fill the rivers of Southeast Asia, and the Mekong River Delta broadens well past its dry season levels.
-Breath of The Mekong Team-
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