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Bagri Dam spillage: Move to safe places – NADMO urges residents

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The nearby Burkina Faso country of Bagre Dam is being forewarned by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) that it would shortly leak.

In order to avoid engaging in activities close to river courses, it is advising inhabitants to relocate to higher lands.

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According to a statement from NADMO, the dam’s water level as of September 8, 2023, was 235.06 meters, compared to 235 meters for spilling.

The organization also advised farmers and locals to be cautious around reptiles since they are also fighting for life.

“Following report received from our development partners in Burkina Faso (SONABEL ENERGY) about the spillage of the Bagre Dam, we hereby wish to announce for the information of the general public to be on the alert and move to higher grounds.”

“According to the report, the spillage is high since the current Bagre Dam level as of 08/09/2023 is 235.06m, as against the maximum spillage level of 235m. The report further indicates that, the water level of the Bagre Dam seems to be rising rapidly.

“This flood alert therefore is to inform farmers and the general public, the Communities along the White and Black Volta Lakes to avoid flood waters as well as our development partners to be on the alert, and to get all the Communities who may be at risk to move to higher grounds, since the rivers has overflown its banks and some farms along rivers are flooded. Also the natural habitat of reptiles is being disturbed and people should be careful along the rivers as the risk of snake bites is high during this period. The reptiles are also struggling for survival as they move upland, on debris and on top of trees along the rivers” the statement said.

 

 

 

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