The Volta River Authority (VRA) has issued a warning of possible floods in some parts of Ghana, particularly in the northern parts of the country.
According to VRA, communities along the White Volta River are at a high risk of flooding as Burkinabe authorities are set to spill the Bagre Dam.
The authority, therefore, urged authorities and residents of areas close to the White Volta to take the necessary precautions to avert the loss of lives and properties.
“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,” parts of the statement issued by VRA, reads.
It added that “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”.
The authority also stated that it would continue to monitor the situation and advise the public according.