Residents downstream of the Akosombo and Kpong dams have been advised by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to be cautious and take precautions in advance of a controlled spillage in the coming days.
This occurs as a result of the two dams’ water levels steadily rising due to the ongoing rainfall in the previous.
The Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit released a press release on September 12, 2023, and it quoted the VRA as saying;
The reservoir level as of right now signals that, should the situation worsen, we could have to start controlled spilling in the next several days.
“The Volta River Authority (VRA) wishes to inform the general public that it has observed a consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo dam.
“In line with our Emergency Preparedness Plan and Standard Operating Procedures, the Volta River Authority has duly notified key stakeholders of this development.”
“It said the reservoir level as of today suggests that we may need to commence controlled spilling in the coming days, should the situation persist.
“VRA, therefore, wishes to caution all residents along the Volta River and downstream of our Akosombo and Kpong Dams to be on alert and take the necessary precautionary measures.
VRA will continue to monitor the situation, work with our key stakeholders, and provide regular updates to ensure prompt response to any emergency that may arise”.