Footage shows how rivers are drying up across Thailand amid a severe drought that has lead to the country’s prime minister warning people to shower less.
Rivers that were once gushing with fresh water have become barren ditches with cracked mud, dead fish and dried out plants on the bottom.
Aerial footage taken today (Jan 8) along the Yom river in Phitsanulok province and Pichit province shows how just a handful of shallow pools remain due to the lack of rain last year.
With no rainfall expected for months ahead, officials have begun planning a disaster response centre to handle rivers that dried up. In some regions they are attempting to pump water into the rivers.