The purpose of this webpage is to communicate to the public and Mekong water users the work of the MRC in implementing the Procedures for the Maintenance of Flow on the Mainstream (PMFM) of the Mekong River. It displays daily water flows during the wet and dry seasons at each of the selected 9 hydrological stations along the mainstream. It is part of an information system for flood and drought monitoring and the implementation of actions related to emerging flow situations that are critical.
The intent of the 1995 Mekong Agreement of the four lower Mekong countries is to promote cooperation on the sustainable development and management of the Mekong River Basin’s water and related resources. The intent of the PMFM is to cooperate on the maintenance of a mutually acceptable hydrological flow regime on the mainstream to optimize the multiple uses and mutual benefits of all riparian countries and to minimize the harmful effects.
To cooperate in the maintenance of the flows on the mainstream from diversions, storage releases, or other actions of a permanent nature; expect in the cases of historically severe droughts and/or floods:
The Joint Committee shall adopt guidelines for the locations and levels of the flow, and monitor and taken action necessary for their maintenance as provided in Article 26.
Maintenance of Flow on the Mainstream overview
|Name||Country||Latest observation date||Latest water level zone||Latest rated discharge zone|
|Click on station name to see flow graph and details associated station|
|Chiang Saen||Thailand||20 September 2021||NORMAL||NORMAL|
|Vientiane||Lao PDR||20 September 2021||NORMAL||NORMAL|
|Khong Chiam||Thailand||20 September 2021||NORMAL||NORMAL|
|Pakse||Lao PDR||20 September 2021||NORMAL||NORMAL|
|Stung Treng||Cambodia||20 September 2021||NORMAL||NORMAL|
|Kratie||Cambodia||20 September 2021||NORMAL||NORMAL|
|Chrouy Changvar||Cambodia||31 October 2007||
|Tan Chau||Viet Nam||20 September 2021||NORMAL||No rated discharge|
|Chau Doc||Viet Nam||20 September 2021||NORMAL||No rated discharge|