"Lake Volta" Volta Region by Wafro

Volta Region Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 50 photos

One of the world's largest artificial lakes, it was formed in 1965 when the Akosombo Dam dammed the Volta River and created a reservoir that extends about 400 km upstream to beyond the former confluence of the Black Volta and White Volta rivers.
It covers 8,502 sq km, or 3.6% of Ghana's area.
It is a major fishing ground and provides irrigation water for farmland in the Accra plains.
The dam generates enough hydroelectric power to supply most of Ghana's electricity needs.

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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 2:29 PM

    Nice to see you make a Volta Region page too !! Great pictures.

  • tinne's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2004 at 10:57 AM

    waw, droomvakantie voor mij, water en zo'n mooie rustige natuur


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