The once mighty Mekong River has been reduced to a thin neck of water across much of northern Thailand. Photo: AFP The once mighty Mekong River has been reduced to a thin neck of water across much of northern Thailand. Photo: AFP
The once mighty Mekong River has been reduced to a thin neck of water across much of northern Thailand. Photo: AFP

Mekong nations face growing threat to food security amid claims China’s dams exacerbate effects of drought

  • Drought, erratic water levels along 4,300km river are disrupting rice yields and fish catches, raising costs for farmers
  • Beijing rejects claim Chinese dams behind drought hitting countries downstream

Topic |   Climate crisis
The once mighty Mekong River has been reduced to a thin neck of water across much of northern Thailand. Photo: AFP The once mighty Mekong River has been reduced to a thin neck of water across much of northern Thailand. Photo: AFP
The once mighty Mekong River has been reduced to a thin neck of water across much of northern Thailand. Photo: AFP
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