Tonle Sap, Mekong water levels continue to rise amid flood warnings

The water levels of the Mekong and Tonle Sap has risen and is likely to continue to rise after more than a month of persistent rainfall, raising flood alerts in various parts of the country.

Chan Yutha, Spokesman and Secretary of State of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, told local news last week that rainfall in the country is likely to decrease slightly in the next few days, but rainfall will continue in the upper Mekong Basin due to the low-pressure area.

Hydrological stations at the Mekong and Tonle Sap reached a height of more than five metre above normal. Other tributaries of the river and lake have also seen a spike in their water levels, major increase include: Stung Treng reported an increase of 6.31 metres; Kratie with 14.54 metres and Kampong Cham with 8.44 metres.

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