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Drought Killing Vietnam Rice Crops Compounds Mekong Water Crisis

  • River is lowest in a century after worst dry spell in 90 years
  • Millions of farmers at risk from dams on 3,000-mile waterway

The nine acres in southern Vietnam that double as rice paddy and shrimp pond for farmer Nguyen Thi Tam have become a wasteland. After the worst drought in 90 years, almost nothing grows.

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