Water transfers hope to rescue treasured Siem Reap catfish in Cambodia

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) and the Prasat Bakong district authority in Siem Reap province are transporting water to the Prasat Bakong pond to save a group of catfish, a big tourist attraction in Cambodia, after 12 of them recently died due to a water shortage.

ANA spokesman Long Kosal told The Post on Saturday (June 13) that the joint working group used six lorries to transport water to the pond with the intent of saving catfish and other fish at risk due to the shallow water.

He added that low water levels in the pond are a recurring problem because the pond is not connected to other water sources and relies on rainfall to be replenished.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2020/06/13/water-transfers-hope-to-rescue-treasured-siem-reap-catfish-in-cambodia

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