VRA spills excess water from Akosombo & Kpong Dams

The Volta River Authority (VRA), says it has started spilling excess water from the both Akosombo and Kpong Dams. The announcement comes at the time the lights are persistently coming on and going off in parts of Accra. The following is the full statement issued by the VRA.

The Volta River Authority (VRA) on September 15, 2023 began controlled spilling at the Akosombo and Kpong Dams and continues to consistently monitor the water levels at both the upstream and downstream of the Akosombo and Kpong dams.

We wish to inform the public that owing to the persistent rains, the water level at the upstream of the Akosombo Dam continues to rise. As a result of this development, VRA has intensified the spill rate.

Communities downstream are, therefore, being advised to move to higher ground to ensure their safety.

Furthermore, VRA is collaborating with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Metropolitan, Municipal & District Administrations (MMDAs) and all the relevant stakeholders to educate, inform and support the downstream communities to minimise any adverse impact.

The Authority will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates to the general public, accordingly.



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