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SE Asia's largest river world's 8th largest
Water supply to industrial and recreational uses
6 countries share Mekong and there are conflicts between them

Limited not navigable beyond Phnom Penh
Dry season river is low there are reefs and shifting sandbars
When water level rises many rapids of…

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Supports very rich fishing grounds
Dams upper affect water flow in lower during dry seasons changing natural
cycle of river
Dams mean less frequent floods affecting farming and fishing
Fishing and water supply
Tributaries yield more fish than any other river system
Annual harvest amounts to about 2 million tonnes…


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