Mekong Delta faces historic salinity threat

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will suffer salt intrusion at levels that would beat the 2016 record this month, meteorologists have warned.

In the period of March 11-15, salinity will rise to eventually trump the levels of mid-February and the same period in 2016, according to the hydrological forecasting department for central Vietnam, Central Highlands and southern Vietnam under the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Salt intrusion will keep escalating between March 6 and 10 before hitting its highest level in the middle of the month before slowly decreasing in April.

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Minh Nga