BANGKOK (1) – China’s Mekong River dams held back massive quantities of water during a dangerous drought in downstream international locations final yr regardless of China having higher-than-average water ranges upstream, a U.S. analysis firm mentioned in a study.
FILE PHOTO: A basic view of the long run web site of the Luang Prabang dam is seen on the Mekong River outskirt of Luang Prabang province, Laos, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Panu Wongcha-um/File Photograph
China’s authorities disputed the findings, saying there was low rainfall during final yr’s monsoon season on its portion of the 4,350-km (2,700-mile) river.
The findings by Eyes on Earth Inc., a analysis and consulting firm specialising in water, revealed in a U.S.-government funded…