VRA issues alert as reservoir levels of Kpong, Akosombo dams rise

The Volta River Authority (VRA) says it may commence a controlled spilling of the Akosombo Dam and Kpong Dam soon. Residents along the Volta River and downstream are being alerted to take the necessary precautionary measures before time.

The Authority says the action would be necessary because the reservoir levels cannot contain the consistent rise of the inflow pattern. This was contained in a press release date Tuesday, September 12.

“The Reservoir level as of today suggests that we may need to commence controlled spilling in the coming days should the situation persist,” it said. The VRA added that it would continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates to ensure prompt response to any emergency. “In line with our Emergency Preparedness Plan and Standard Operating Procedures, the Volta River Authority has duly notified its key stakeholders of its debt.”

By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana


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