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

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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