Mekong tributaries burst banks, flooding 4,000 rai

Two major tributaries of the Mekong River have burst their banks, flooding about 4,000 rai of paddy fields in Sri Songkhram district of this northeastern province.

The water level of the Mekong in Nakhon Phanom on Saturday was about 8 metres, or 4m below the spill-over level of 12m. But water in the Nam Oun and Nam Songkhram rivers through Na Wa, Sri Songkhram and Tha Uthen districts has risen, particularly in Sri Songkhram, where the two tributaries meet before flowing into the Mekong.

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