14:23 | 06/04/2016 Economy- Society
Water discharged from the upper Mekong River approached the Mekong Delta on April 3, with inflow forecast to peak between April 5 and 7, according to the Water Resource Directorate and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Saltwater is expected to be washed away across areas, whose distance from the sea are between 25 and 40 kilometres, to make way for fresh water starting from April 12.
After the date, inland saline intrusion could recede by 10 – 15 kilometres compared to its current level.
In areas near the West Sea, fresh water from the Hau river is forecast to build up in Kien Giang and Hau Giang provinces from April 4 to 15, before a possible comeback of saltwater.
On April 3, salinity at 4 ppt was recorded in different areas in Vam Co, Tien and Hau rivers as well as along the coast of the West Sea./.