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Mekong River Dam Threat - Thailand(48 images)

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  • Tour bus drivers bring loads of tourists in for boat tours of the Golden Triangle on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Thai tour boat operators from left, Mon, Peng, Noi, and Bounsri drink Lao beer and whiskey on a beach in Myanmar on the Mekong River near Sop Ruak, Thailand. "Some times business is not good because the water is low from the dams in China that we have to take boats out," Bounsri said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Thai tour boat operators from left, Mon, Peng, Noi, and Bounsri drink Lao beer and whiskey on a beach in Myanmar on the Mekong River near Sop Ruak, Thailand. "Some times business is not good because the water is low from the dams in China that we have to take boats out," Noi said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Noi, a Thai tour boat operator talks about  the struggles he has working while drinking Lao beer and whiskey on a beach in Myanmar on the Mekong River near Sop Ruak, Thailand. "Some times business is not good because the water is low from the dams in China that we have to take boats out," Noi said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Mon, 62, has been a fisherman for 10 years on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says things were better before China built dams and controlled the water level of the river. "I used to cast my net and catch 10-12 fish now I some times come back with none," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Mon, 62, has been a fisherman for 10 years on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says things were better before China built dams and controlled the water level of the river. "I used to cast my net and catch 10-12 fish now I some times come back with none," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Mon, 62, has been a fisherman for 10 years on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says things were better before China built dams and controlled the water level of the river. "I used to cast my net and catch 10-12 fish now I some times come back with none," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Mon, 62, pulls a single shrimp from his fishing net that took him nearly two hours to set up. He has been a fisherman for 10 years on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says things were better before China built dams and controlled the water level of the river. "I used to cast my net and catch 10-12 fish now I some times come back with none," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Nil, 52, organizes his fishing net after fishing on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says that prices in town keep getting hirer as development increase.  But the fish are few in numbers and the water low in inconsistant due to the dams in China he said. "I wish it was like 7-8 years ago when there were a lot more fish," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Nil, 52, organizes his fishing net after fishing on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says that prices in town keep getting hirer as development increase.  But the fish are few in numbers and the water low in inconsistent due to the dams in China he said. "I wish it was like 7-8 years ago when there were a lot more fish," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Nil, 52, left, and Uten, 30, drink Laos whiskey by candle light in their fishing hut on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. Nil says that prices in town keep getting hirer as development increase.  But the fish are few in numbers and the water low in inconsistent due to the dams in China he said. "I wish it was like 7-8 years ago when there were a lot more fish," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Nil, 52, left, and Uten, 30, drink Laos whiskey by candle light in their fishing hut on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. Nil says that prices in town keep getting hirer as development increase.  But the fish are few in numbers and the water low in inconsistent due to the dams in China he said. "I wish it was like 7-8 years ago when there were a lot more fish," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • A Thai fisherman ties up his boat on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Thai fishermen on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Mon, 62, has been a fisherman for 10 years on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says things were better before China built dams and controlled the water level of the river. "I used to cast my net and catch 10-12 fish now I some times come back with none," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • This Mekong River fish sold for 100 Baht, roughly $3 USD.  Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009, in Sop Ruak, Thailand.. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Laos beach front, right, on the Mekong River downstream from Sop Ruak, Thailand. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Laos villagers wash clothes in the Mekong River opposite of Sop Ruak, Thailand. A newly constructed casino displaced one of the Laos villages. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Construction on the Laos river front on the Mekong River opposite of Sop Ruak, Thailand. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Construction on the Laos river front on the Mekong River opposite of Sop Ruak, Thailand. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • The point of the Golden Triangle where Myanmar, left, Laos, right and Thailand meet on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. The gold-domed Laos immigration center, right, is still under contruction. At far left, the Golden Triangle casino in Myanmar. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Mon, 62, has been a fisherman for 10 years on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says things were better before China built dams and controlled the water level of the river. "I used to cast my net and catch 10-12 fish now I some times come back with none," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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  • Mon, 62, has been a fisherman for 10 years on the Mekong River in Sop Ruak, Thailand. He says things were better before China built dams and controlled the water level of the river. "I used to cast my net and catch 10-12 fish now I some times come back with none," he said. Photo taken on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Kevin German / Luceo Images
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