Mekong River watchers and activists have warned of the impact of China’s dams on communities and wildlife downstream. Photo: Pianporn Deetes Mekong River watchers and activists have warned of the impact of China’s dams on communities and wildlife downstream. Photo: Pianporn Deetes
Mekong River watchers and activists have warned of the impact of China’s dams on communities and wildlife downstream. Photo: Pianporn Deetes

Laos

Mekong dam: China cuts river flow 50 per cent, is slammed for lack of warning

  • Beijing tells countries downstream there is reduced water flow until January 24, for power-line maintenance
  • Observers had already reported a dramatic fall in water levels days earlier and say ecosystems and livelihoods are in peril

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Mekong River watchers and activists have warned of the impact of China’s dams on communities and wildlife downstream. Photo: Pianporn Deetes Mekong River watchers and activists have warned of the impact of China’s dams on communities and wildlife downstream. Photo: Pianporn Deetes
Mekong River watchers and activists have warned of the impact of China’s dams on communities and wildlife downstream. Photo: Pianporn Deetes
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