VRA signals possible controlled spillage of Akosombo, Kpong Dams over consistent rise in reservoirs

The Volta River Authority, VRA says due to consistent high rise in the Akosombo reservoir elevation over the past few weeks, it may be compelled to spill the Akosombo and Kpong dams from November 1, 2022 should the current situation persist.

Management is of the view that the possible controlled spillage will help maintain the integrity of the said dams.

In a statement, the Chief Executive Officer of the VRA, Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa revealed that the reservoir elevation of the Akosombo dam as of yesterday, October 25 was 273.70 feet and is expected to reach the maximum operational level of 276 in the next eleven days if the rate of inflow continues.

He said management will continue to monitor the inflow situation and keep the public updated on events via its emergency phase notification forms including its website info@voltaregion.gov.gh and WhatsApp line 0244310422.

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