Flood Forecasting

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The station reading alone cannot tell you whether an area is flooded. Some low-lying areas may flood before our measurements, taken from the riverbanks, reach alarm level. Good forecasting requires putting information together from various sources. For the best estimate possible, look at the station reading together with the maps on topography, land use and flood extent, and the cross-section drawing of the river. Flash floods can happen along the major tributaries and creeks near the Mekong when heavy rainfall occurs and the river water starts to back up. These are very hard to predict. The accuracy of predictions decreases with each day away from the recorded level.

Click on an area to zoom in to a part of the Mekong basin. These maps show the location and the status of various hydrological stations. Clicking on a station will bring you to individual station information: observed and forecasted water levels, as well as yearly observations. Alternatively, you can click on a station name on the bottom of this page to go directly to the station information page.



This information is supplied as a service to the governments of the MRC Member States so that it may be used as a tool within existing national disaster forecast and warning systems. Other organisations and individuals wishing to receive this information directly from the MRC Secretariat should contact the Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre at floodforecast@mrcmekong.org.

While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, the MRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from use of the information presented on this website. The software and/or products contained herein form only part of the many possible sources of information which trained personnel should consult in analysing and predicting the meteorological environment, and the natural events that may occur. Please consult your national meteorological agency or appropriate specialised meteorological centres for other forecasting products pertinent to your country and/or local area. Details of such agencies on the partners and the links pages of this site.

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