The Volta River Authority (VRA), managers of Akosombo and Kpong hydroelectric dams on Friday, September 15, 2023, began controlled spillage of Akosombo and Kpong hydroelectric dams as a result of consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level in the dams.
In a statement issued by the Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit, Deputy Chief Executive of VRA in-charge of Engineering and Operations, Ing. Edward Obeng Kenzo, said “the decision to spill follows consistent rise in the lake due to high inflows.”
He added that VRA was fully aware of the heavy rains being experienced across the country leading to some levels of flooding and high water inflows in some communities.
According to him, it is for this reason VRA is undertaking this controlled spillage to mitigate any adverse impacts.
He stated that VRA will continue to monitor the situation and update the public accordingly.