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General Information Product 126

Forecast Mekong: Navigating Changing Waters

By Janine Powell

Thumbnail of and link to map PDF (4.76 MB) The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is using research and data from the Mekong River Delta in Southeast Asia to compare restoration, conservation, and management efforts there with those done in other major river deltas, such as the Mississippi River Delta in the United States. The project provides a forum to engage regional partners in the Mekong Basin countries to share data and support local research efforts. Ultimately, Forecast Mekong will lead to more informed decisions about how to make the Mekong and Mississippi Deltas resilient in the face of climate change, economic stresses, and other impacts.

First posted April 11, 2011

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Lafayette, LA 70506

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Powell, J., 2011, Forecast Mekong: navigating changing waters: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 126, 8 p.

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