Authorities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces on Thursday said that they were investigating an unusual change of color in the Mekong River to a muddy, dark brown that was unnatural for this time of the year and was worrying residents. Since the beginning of this year, Kratie’s department of water resources and meteorology said mud and possibly other dirt has been polluting the Mekong River and has caused the its color to change from relatively clear to dark brown. “It has never been this muddy before,” said the department’s director, Heng Rothmonida, adding that his department had
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