The Volta River Authority (VRA), managers of Akosombo and Kpong hydroelectric dams in the Republic of Ghana has hinted that they may carry out control spillage in the coming days as a result of consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo dam.
A statement issued by the company on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, said in line with the company’s Emergency Preparedness Plan and Standard Operating Procedures, it has duly notified its key stakeholders about the development.
“The reservoir level as of today suggests that we may need to commence controlled spilling in the coming days, should the situation persist,” VRA said.
The company advised residents along the Volta River and downstream of Akosombo and Kpongs 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 endure prompt response to any emergency that may arise,” the statement concluded.