Akosombo Dam


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Akosombo Dam,

Ghana: see VoltaVolta
, river, c.290 mi (470 km) long, formed in central Ghana, W Africa, by the confluence of the Black Volta (or Mouhon, c.840 mi/1,350 km long) and the White Volta (or Nakambe, c.450 mi/720 km long), both of which rise in Burkina Faso.
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10 Brighton Lake Volta is a large reservoir contained behind the Akosombo Dam in Ghana and has a surface area of 3,283 square miles.
Gas usually imported from Nigeria has been unreliable, thermal plants have not delivered on promises and, crucially, its prodigal Akosombo Dam has been running dry.
Akin Gump has advised Zoetic Global on a new 20-year power purchase agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana for 100 megawatts of additive power generation at Ghanas Akosombo Dam on Lake Volta.
Members of the Cabinet have all travelled to the Akosombo Dam and they and their civil servants have taken all the cars .
In the fifth chapter, "The Damming of Africa," the author examines the Akosombo Dam on the Volta River in Ghana and the Stigler's Gorge Dam on the Rufiji River in Tanzania.
Well, almost 60 years ago, Kwame Nkrumah built the Akosombo Dam.
The reservoir, spanning a shoreline of 50km, was built at Natriku 25km downstream of the existing Akosombo Dam by damming River Volta.
Examples are the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State and the Akosombo Dam in Ghana.
The OECD mentions that industrial growth improved significantly in 2006--another quite positive development--but growth in the industrial sector, and hence higher paying jobs and improved consumer spending, is likely to be truncated by problems in the production in electricity at the Akosombo Dam on the Volta River.
Late in the evening, we boarded the boat just upstream of Akosombo dam, which forms Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world.
1965 Volta Reservoir, the world's largest, starts filling behind Akosombo Dam, flooding 4 percent of Ghana and displacing 84,000 people.