Press Statement: Spillage of Water from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams

The Volta River Authority (VRA) wishes to inform the general public that due to consistent rainfall and the consequent rise in the level of the Akosombo Reservoir over the past few weeks, the Authority may commence controlled spillage of water from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams in the next few days.

As of Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the reservoir elevation stood at 273.70 feet and is expected to reach the maximum operating level of 276 feet in the next week or two if the current rate of inflow continues.

In line with the requirement of our Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) and Standard Operating Procedures, the Authority has duly notified its key stakeholders of the intended spillage.

The Authority therefore wishes to caution all residents, especially farmers along the Volta River and downstream of our Dams, to be on high alert.

The VRA will continue to monitor the situation, work with our key stakeholders and issue regular updates to ensure a prompt response to any emergency situation that may arise.

Issued by the Corporate Affairs & External Relations Unit, VRA
Dated: October 26, 2022