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my water is off today. Im not sure but I think its the usual scam they do of not delivering my water bill then cutting me off and charging me $20 to get it on again. however I checked this site which shows the level of the mekong. http://ffw.mrcmekong.org/ . the site seems to have crashed now but the mekong is way below normal levels including last year. its already at 2/3 the level it was this time last year and judging by the chart phnom penh will have no water at all for several months next year. further reading shows that its at the lowest level in at least 60 years. no wonder the dictator has moved his money to cyprus. I dont see how the country will get thru this one

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No water problem where I am in PP today. Nor anyone I know in PP. So I don't think anything to do with water levels.

 

Start by asking your neighbors. If they have water then yes yours must have been shut off. If they don't then maybe a main shut down fot some reason

 

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3 hours ago, Sheryl said:

No water problem where I am in PP today. Nor anyone I know in PP. So I don't think anything to do with watet levels.

 

Start by asking your neighbors. If they have water then yes yours must have been shut off. If they don't then maybe a main shut down fot some reason

 

neighbours did but could be street work. but anyway, the river level is disturbing

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heres the chart for anyone interested. most of the lines are 1980s to present. the red one is last year and the green one is this year so faramCharts.jpg

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just to update, the river has dropped quite a lot the last week. its now at about the level it was at the beginning of Feb last year

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2 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Chinese dams?

also theres a lot in laos, and some in thailand and cambodia. but its also the weather. nobody seems to know because many of the dams are run privately for profit and there seems to be no coordination between them 

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