Scope : The Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam (PMD) is proposed to be built along the White Volta
River in the Upper East and Northern Regions about 15km East of Pwalugu bridge on the main Tamale-Bolgatanga road.
On an annual basis, people get drowned in flood waters and livestock, crops and personal effects are destroyed due to the spillage as the waters are discharged in large quantities into the White Volta
basin running through the Upper East Region into North East and Northern regions.
Bagre Dam is located on the White Volta
river that begins in Burkina Faso and which converges with the Black Volta downstream and feeds into Lake Volta in southern Ghana.
The basin is drained by the River Volta and its four main tributaries: the Black Volta, the White Volta
with the Red Volta as its tributary, the Lower Volta, and the Oti.
The Black and White Volta
Rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso and flow into the 2nd largest man-made lake in the world (in terms of surface area), Lake Volta.
After an all-night trip, we arrived the next morning at our destination, Kete-Krachi, which means "island of the gods." Kete-Krachi is 195 km (120 mi) up the lake at the tip of a large peninsula where the lake splits into the White Volta
and Black Volta branches.
The 17th century was marked in the north by a bitter struggle for the control of the basins of the Black and White Volta
between Gonja and Dagomba, a struggle which ended in favour of the Gonja.
Stuart Silvester, aged 30, from Coundon, was one of a 12-strong squad to descend the White Volta
river in Africa.
Private Rhian Davies, from Maesteg, will be part of a British Army team attempting to complete a 650-mile journey down the crocodile- infested White Volta
So it would have been more appropriate for the Northern Region to be called Volta Region, since that is where the Black and White Volta
meet to form that great river, River Volta.
Among the other smaller hydro schemes that are planned are the Ankobra, Pra, Tano and White Volta
Strategically sited on the White Volta
basin, the dam was also to be the solution to annual flooding disasters, as a result of the opening of Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso, as it would have contained spilled water.