Water levels on the upper section of the Mekong River are rising rapidly, said Luu Van Ninh, Director of the An Giang provincial Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre.

The water level in Tan Chau town and Chau Doc city in An Giang province is forecasted to rise 8 to 12 cm a day over the next three days.

It is expected to hit its peak on July 31, with the highest water level on Tien River at Tan Chau station hitting 1.85m and 1.75m on the Hau River in Chau Doc city, 1.65m and 1.25 m below alarm No 1 level, respectively.

The lower course of the river in Cha Moi district in Long Xuyen city will also see tides at its peak during the end of July.
The province is taking measures to prevent flooding, protect late winter-spring crops and strengthen dyke systems.-VNA