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Bagre Dam Spillage Cuts Off 1 Community In Northern Region

Some communities in Northern Ghana have started feeling the effects of the opening of the flood gates of the Bagre and Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso.

Coupled with a downpour on Thursday night, Wapule in the Northern Region has been cut off from Yendi.

Some commuters on Friday morning were stranded.

The spillage is following the rapid rising of the upstream level of the two dams in Burkina Faso.

As of Wednesday (August 31, 2022), the water level of the Kompienga dam for instance was 234.71 metres with a rising rate of 98.40 per cent as against 92.10 per cent in the same period last year.

Move To Higher Grounds
Meanwhile, residents in communities downstream the White and Black Volta rivers have been asked to relocate to higher grounds for safety in anticipation of floods in some parts of northern Ghana.

The caution issued by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) followed an alert issued by SONABEL, the agency that manages the Bagre and Kompienga dams.

Source: Graphic Online

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