Mekong River runs low amid hydropower tests

SATELLITE imagery has shown the impact testing operations of a hydropower dam in Northern Laos is having on the Mekong River, with downstream waters running dry amid exacerbating drought in the region.

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Mekong River levels normally rise this time of year during the June, July monsoon season, however the Xayaburi dam, in north-central Laos appears to be blocking water flow, as its reservoir begins to

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