Keep the crocs in, Nong Khai farms told as Mekong river in Thailand rises


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Crocodile farms in Nong Khai province have been warned to take steps to stop the reptiles from escaping now that the level of Mekong River has risen above seven metres, its highest this year.

The river has been filled by rundowns from the North and neighbouring countries, with the provincial meteorological department reporting that the water level on Thursday (Aug 20) stood at 7.27 metres, 41 centimetres higher than Wednesday.

Suriya Jongyotha, provincial officer of the Department of Fisheries, visited three crocodile farms in Nong Khai, which have some 170 crocodiles on Thursday.

Though the cages at the farms were found to be strong enough, the operators have been advised to follow meteorological reports so they can be prepared to prevent any crises. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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