Drought depletes Burma’s second-largest lake


Water levels have fallen by half in Burma’s second largest lake following a severe drought this year that affected much of the country, with temperatures hitting a record high.
Locals around Inle Lake, in Burma’s northeastern Shan state, fear that an annual 18-day pagoda festival, that includes popular boat races, may have to be cancelled this year unless the water level rises by some 1.5 metres in the next two months.