As a detailed project description indicated, the dam is expected to significantly boost Ghana's electricity generation with an elevation of 165 metres near the Pwalugu Bridge on the White Volta
River, and with a maximum reservoir area of 350 km2.
People living along the White Volta
have been urged to stay away from its banks.Others have been told to move to higher ground.
The White Volta
's headwaters begin as the Nakanbe River in Burkina Faso and the river travels south into Ghana.
The peoples and states to the north of these rivers as well as those of the Black and White Volta
basins were, by and large, still northern-orientated and still maintained strong commercial contacts especially with the Hausa states and Bornu to the northeast.
The Bagre Dam was constructed in 1992 over the White Volta
River in the village of Bagre.
The affected farmlands are those along the White Volta
HUNDREDS OF farmers along the White Volta
Basin in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region are counting their losses as several acres of their farms have been flooded following torrential rains in the region.
Before the imposition of the ban, some of these Chinese illegal miners and their Ghanaian collaborators had mounted gold mining machines, popularly referred to as changfans, on our major water bodies such as Offin, Prah, Ankobrah, White Volta
, with a host of others doing serious alluvial mining.