A hydropower plant dam of Laos
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Laos is releasing water from its dams to the Mekong River to help Việt Nam cope with drought and salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Accordingly, Laos will discharge around 1,136 m3 of water/s to the lower Mekong River basin from March 23 to the end of May this year. Along with the water released from dams in China and several rivers of Thailand, the total amount of extra water volume from the upper Mekong River flowing down to Laos, Cambodia, and Viêt Nam will be about 3,611m3/s. The water is expected to arrive in the Mekong Delta in the first week of April 2016.