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200 lakes in Dak Lak dry to the bottom

VietNamNet Bridge – Because of prolonged drought, hundreds of irrigation lakes in Dak Lak province, in Vietnam’s central highlands, have dried to the bottom and the land is cracked.

VietNamNet Bridge – Because of prolonged drought, hundreds of irrigation lakes in Dak Lak province, in Vietnam’s central highlands, have dried to the bottom and the land is cracked.


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Drought has caused water shortage for 58,655 hectares of crops, with damage estimated at more than VND1,823 billion ($24 million).

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According to the local authorities, since mid-April it rained in some places but drought is still going on.

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Currently, the province has 556 irrigation lakes, but most of them are exhausted.

Of these, 183 lakes are dry to the bottom and the water level in 340 reservoirs and dams are only 10% of design capacity.

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The White Lake in An Binh Ward, Buon Ho Town, which supplies water for more than 100 hectares of crops, is now dry to the bottom.

 

 

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Previously, the lake contained more than 3,000 m3 water, enough to irrigate more than 100 hectares of coffee and crops. This year the lake was out of water in mid-March.

 

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The White lake is dried up.

The lake bed with 10cm-wide cracks.

 

 

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The Ea Blong 1 Lake with the capacity of over 1,000cu.m in Ea Sol commune, Ea H'leo district at present.


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Cattle drink the last drops of water in a lake in Krong Buk district.

 

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A withered coffee garden.



Thu Ly

Photo: Zing

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