Hydropower discharges flood central provinces

VietNamNet Bridge - The water discharge from some hydropower plants in the central region has led to serious flooding in many provinces, including Hue, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Lam Dong, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa.

Due to heavy rains over the recent days, several local hydropower plants, including Binh Dien, Huong Dien and Ta Trach in Thua Thien-Hue Province, had to discharge water from their reservoirs. This has caused many local rivers such as Huong and Bo rivers to overflow, flooding lots of surrounding areas.

Some areas in Phu Vang District were up to 80 centimetres under water. Pupils in the district of Quang Dien and Phong Dien and Huong Tra Town were allowed to stay at home due to the flooding.

In Huong Tra Town, one man in Huong Tra Town was found dead after being swept away by the flooding while going through Khe Trai area.

For Hue City, this was the first time in many year that the Huong River has overflowed, submerging streets. Schools in the city from December 14, permitted their pupils to stay at home to avoid danger.

Flood has also affected the lives of thousands of people in the provinces of Binh Dinh, Lam Dong, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Quang Ngai.

Some photos of flood in the central region, caused by hydropower discharges:


Bach Dang Street, Hue City


The area under Dong Ba Bridge, Hue City was seriously flooded

 Under Truong Tien Bridge, Hue City

An Cuu River flooding Phan Dinh Phung Street, Hue City 

Water overflows the dyke along the Huong River, Hue City

People trying to go through the flooded roads


Nguyen Du Street, Hue City


Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Hue City


Many houses in Bach Dang-Chi Lang area were deep under water


Xep Market, Hue

Children playing in water in Hue

In Binh Dinh Province

Flood in Binh Dinh

Flood in Binh Dinh

Flood in Phu Yen province

In Phu Yen

In Lam Dong province

In Quang Nam

In Quang Nam


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