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After the floods comes the drought: Now you can walk over to Laos!

 

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Thai caption: Mekhong River dries up - sudden drop in water at Keng Khut Khu

 
77kaoded reported that a section of the Mekhong River between Loei and Laos in Thailand's north east had dried up overnight. 
 
The earlier floods have now been replaced by a drought causing trouble for farmers. 
 
They said that sandbars had appeared over a one kilometer stretch of the river and that rocks marking the "Keng Khut Khu" rapids were now exposed. 
 
They added that in some areas it was now possible to simply walk over to the neighboring country of Laos. 
 
Source: 77kaoded
 
 
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This is truly shocking. We are at the height of the monsoon season. 

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10 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Terribly dry year up here.

Certainly been a strange dry year, the saviour for our area was the storm "Podul" that came through and dumped a lot of water without floods, apart from that not much, very similar rainfall to 2012.

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somebody must have <deleted> off the Chinese

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1 hour ago, CGW said:

Not in Isaan, the rains finished a month ago! as they do every year, we don't get the Northeast monsoon rains up here.

Up here? ( In Nong Khai?) Isaan is 33 % of Thailand's area. We had some rain in lower Isaan from time to time, but the rainy season is definitely over now. 

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We are definitely not "at the height of the monsoon season". Despite some tropical storms and flooding the past month or two, we are wayyy behind on rain and water reserves and for most of the country rainy season is winding down, the exception being the lower gulf where November can still be rainy, but for most of the country, especially the north, the rains are just about done for another 6 months. 

 

Meanwhile the Mekong at Vientiane is currently measuring 1.54 meter depth, which is insanely low at any time of year. Only good thing to come from it is they have this huge "beach" to set up temporary food stalls, bars, markets, etc which get busy at sunset. Early start to "festival season". 

http://ffw.mrcmekong.org/stations.php?StCode=VIE&StName=Vientiane

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20 minutes ago, JCauto said:

Plus, as I've read numerous times from experts on the forum, this climate change stuff is rubbish, so nought to worry about long-term. It is truly a blessing that the few people expert enough to understand that the data of thousands of different scientists from a variety of fields are completely wrong happen to all post here! Not only that, they discover this surfing the internet in their spare time while retired. Amazing Thailand!

Here's some great info on this topic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/global-warming-real/

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20 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Up here? ( In Nong Khai?)

Close - Udon Thani

 

Here is some great info on the subject of climate change which doesn't fit into any political agenda - just facts, as is evident the climate has always changed and always will. The weather this year has been very similar to 2012 & 2003.

 

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1 hour ago, JCauto said:

Plus, as I've read numerous times from experts on the forum, this climate change stuff is rubbish

Only the man-made climate change stuff 

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