fbpx

Flood gates of Bagre, Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso opened

BY: Mohammed Fugu
Flood gates of Bagre, Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso opened
Flood gates of Bagre, Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso opened

The opening of the flood gates of the Bagre and Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso will commence on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

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

Graphic Online's Mohammed Fugu reports that 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 same period last year.

The level of water in the Bagre Dam has gone up to 175.53 metres with a rising rate of 59.86 per cent compared to 55.24 per cent same period in 2021.

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 the 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.