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Cambodian Thanks, Caution, as China Opens Mekong Dam

Farmers and development organizations say they welcome the release of water from a hydropower dam on the Mekong River in China, but warn against negative effects if too much is discharged. In January and February, China released 2.3 billion cubic meters of water from Jinghong power station in Yunnan province as part of efforts to ease drought and help irrigation in Lower Mekong countries.  The Mekong River Commission, a consortium of governments from countries along the river,...

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