5,000 TONS of #fish dead in the #DongNaiRiver, #Vietnam

Fish Kill Alert

Due to the influence of floods and Dong Nai 5 hydroelectricity, floods caused many localities in Dong Nai province to be flooded, causing over 5,000 tons of farmed fish to die and escape to the river.

In the afternoon of August 10, Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee of Fire Prevention and Fighting and the People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province cooperated with the authorities of Dinh Quan and Tan Phu Districts to continue statistics of losses and support people to overcome due to heavy rain combined with Dong Nai Hydropower in 5 flood communes. and the incident of Đắc Kar Hydropower.

According to statistics of Dinh Quan district, up to 15 hours, on 10/8, in the district there are 4 affected communes including Phu Vinh, Phu Tan, Thanh Son and Ngoc Dinh.

In particular, the largest damaged property is Thanh Son commune. In this locality, there are 14 fish rafts of people raised on the river washed away, 224 fish raising dunes affected, causing nearly 3,600 tons of fish to die and escape to the wild; 430 bags of broken bran and drifted into the river. Property damage in Thanh Son commune is about VND 140 billion.

In Tan Phu commune, nearly 600 tons of fish were killed, 58 fish raising passes of 14 households were drifted away; flip a ferry carrying bran, drifting 200 bags of bran. Estimated damage of about 55 billion.

Ngoc Dinh commune has 55 fish rafts drifted, 250 fish paddies affected, causing 533 tons of fish to die and escape to the wild, drifting 150 bags of bran, estimated losses of over 22 billion.

The Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue in Dong Nai said that floodwaters in Tan Phu and Dinh Quan districts have withdrawn and traffic has returned to normal. The flood level on August 8 was the highest in 32 years (0.2 cm lower than in 1987). The reason is heavy rain in the upstream plus Dong Nai 5 hydroelectricity discharging floods, Dak Kar hydropower incident.

Courtesy of antt.vn

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