The Volta River Authority (VRA) has received a serious alert from Burkina Faso’s SONABEL power company on the ongoing water leak from the Bagre Dam.
This development is a result of the dam’s strong inflows, which led to higher reservoir levels.
The Bagre Dam’s increasing water levels have forced the discharge of extra water as a precaution against overflow and possibly dam damage.
The White Volta River and its tributaries, especially those further downstream, are thus anticipated to experience a major rise in water levels. Heavy rains in Burkina Faso’s northern areas have made the situation much worse.
Due to the combined impacts of the dam overflow and the bad weather, residents and villages along the White Volta River are currently at an increased danger of flooding.
In light of these worries, SONABEL, the VRA, and local authorities are advising everyone involved, including locals, civic leaders, security organizations, and the general public, to be watchful and take the appropriate safety measures.
Affected communities must keep updated about the changing circumstances and follow any recommendations or instructions provided by local authorities. Flooding’s effects can be lessened and the safety of individuals who live in susceptible places can be guaranteed via preparation and prompt action.
In a statement, the Volta River Authority (VRA) pledged to closely monitor the situation and offer updates and other information as needed to safeguard everyone’s safety and wellbeing.
This declaration helps to emphasize the significance of coordinated efforts to control and lessen the effects of such natural catastrophes while also serving as a reminder of the continued difficulties caused by periodic floods in the West African area.