Bagre and Kompienga dams: Suspension of spillage brings relief

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The spillage of the Bagre and Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso which was supposed to have been spilled between August 27 and August 30, 2021, has been put on hold.

This is because the water levels of the two dams have been stable since the alert was issued a week ago.

According to SONABEL, the agency managing the two dams, as of Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the upstream level of the Kompienga dam was 174.95 metres with level rising while filling rate was 55.71 per cent as against 47.86 per cent on the same date in 2020.

For the Bagre Dam, the upstream level was 234.41 metres with the level being stable while the filling was 92.11 per cent as against 100.33 per cent on the same date in 2020.

SONABEL said the water level of the Bagre dam was stable and opening of the valves would be done when the height is 234.75 metres.

Meanwhile, government has mapped out a strategy to respond to any disaster that might occur as result of the spillage of the dams, Director General of the NADMO, Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh, made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, in Bolgatanga.

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