Saltwater intrusion forecast to come early in Mekong Delta

HÀ NỘI — Localities within the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are devising strategies to tackle the anticipated early onset of saltwater intrusion, projected to occur soon.

These strategies aim to secure adequate water for the winter-spring rice harvest and reduce the damage inflicted by drought and salinity.

The rainy season this year is predicted to have remained in the Mekong Delta only during the previous and the current month, concluding midway through next month.

Consequently, throughout the dry spell of this year and the next, the intrusion of saltwater is expected to appear a month sooner than the multi-year average, commencing in mid to late December.

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