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Monday, September 19, 2011

Waterlogged in Isaan 19.09.11

The Mekhong River is at about the same level it was a couple weeks ago, which is down from thw elevation about 6 weeks ago. The problem is water is backed up throughout the region. Many of the small streams (huaiy) that are protected from flooding from the Mekhong, by dams do not have large eough gates to release the water that's backed up. None the less life goes on for the old folks who have seen worse and know there is nothing they can do about it anyhow. And for the young who can go yachting on the Mekhong.