SONABEL, the power utility of Burkina Faso, has advised the Volta River Authority (VRA) that due to high inflows into the Bagre Dam, high reservoir elevations have been recorded which has necessitated spillage of water from the Bagre Dam.
Consequently, the water levels of the White Volta River and its tributaries are expected to rise with the spill discharge from the Bagre Dam coupled with high rainfall in the northern parts of the country. This means that areas along the White Volta River, especially, are at a high risk of flooding.
Accordingly, all stakeholders, residents, Chiefs, opinion leaders, security agencies, as well as the general public are to take note of this flood alert and take the necessary precautionary measures to avoid being adversely affected by the spillage from the Bagre Dam.
VRA will continue to monitor the situation and provide more information when necessary.
Issued by the Corporate Affairs & External Relations Unit, VRA
Date/Place: September 5, 2023/ACCRA