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Lake Volta

Lake information
NameLake Volta
Locationwest east
Lake typeReservoir
Primary inflowsWhite Volta River
Black Volta River
Primary outflowsVolta River
Catchment area385180 km2 (148718.8 sqmi)
Basin countriesGhana
Surface area8502 km2 (3282.6 sqmi)
Average depth18.8 m (61.7 ft)
Max. depth75 m (246.1 ft)
Water volume148 km3 (32.6 × 1012 gallons)
Shore length4800 km (15748031.5 ft)
Surface elevation85 m (278.9 ft)

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Lake Volta (located at ) is the largest reservoir by surface area in the world, and the fourth largest one by water volume. It is located completely within the country of Ghana, and it has a surface area of about 8,502 km2 (3,275 square miles). Lake Volta lies along the Greenwich Meridian, and just six degrees of latitude north of the Equator. The lake's northmost point is close to the town of Yapei, and its southmost extreme is at the Akosombo Dam, 520 kilometers downstream from Yapei. Akosombo Dam holds back both the White Volta River and the Black Volta River, which formerly converged, where the middle of the reservoir now lies, to form the single Volta River. The present Volta River flows from the outlets of the dam's powerhouse and spillways to the Atlantic Ocean in southmost Ghana.

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From servitude to safety in northern Ghana - San Francisco Chronicle Tweet this news
San Francisco Chronicle--Touch A Life Foundation is changing the lives of children who were previously sold into slavery in the fishing industry on -Lake Volta- in northern Ghana. ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:19:43 GMT+00:00
Salaga DCE relieves flood victims - Modern Ghana Tweet this news
Modern Ghana---...- Alhassan Mumuni, has presented relief items worth millions of cedis to communities along the -Volta Lake- that were severely hit by the recent flood ... - Date : Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:02:31 GMT+00:00
Bagbin slams society for staying aloof about water issues - Ghana News Agency Tweet this news
Ghana News Agency---...- industrial and agricultural needs for a long time to come" some negative human activities along the banks of the -Volta Lake- and Dayi River and elsewhere ... - Date : Sat, 18 Dec 2010 22:37:23 GMT+00:00
Parliament approves harvesting of stumps in Volta Lake - Accra Daily Mail (blog) Tweet this news
Accra Daily Mail (blog)--It assessed the overall timber resources potential of the -Volta Lake- including diversity of species, the financial viability of extraction, processing, ... - Date : Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:02:11 GMT+00:00
Paige Hale describes how her volunteering time has turned into a career - Plain Dealer (blog) Tweet this news
Plain Dealer (blog)---...- in the Volta Region of Ghana,near the north eastern arm of -Lake Volta-) as a volunteer member of the Akron,Ohio, Providence Ghana Aide Organization. ... - Date : Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:52:09 GMT+00:00
Science Minister School - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--Addressing the ceremony, Mr Ablakwa noted that the students used to attend the science class at the peril of their lives by crossing the -Volta Lake- in small ... - Date : Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:13:03 GMT+00:00
Native drummer returns to town with... - Salt Lake Tribune (blog) Tweet this news
Salt Lake Tribune (blog)--Using MediaOne of Utah's online subscription services is the easiest and most effective way of managing your subscriptions to The Salt -Lake- Tribune. ... - Date : Thu, 02 Sep 2010 22:07:07 GMT+00:00
Challenging Heights' Dangerous Proposition - Peace FM Online Tweet this news
Peace FM Online--Challenging Heights, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has said that the removal of the tree stumps in the -Lake Volta- will result in the death of more ... - Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:28:29 GMT+00:00
Tropigha to export 1000 tons of exotic fruits - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--Mr Amenowode in response said plans were in place to construct a parallel bridge across the -Volta Lake- at a designated area purposely for use by heavy-duty ... - Date : Sun, 01 Aug 2010 03:36:08 GMT+00:00
5 Ministries In Big Brawl...Over 350000 Hectares Of Submerged Trees - Peace FM Online Tweet this news
Peace FM Online--Parliament on July 2008 ratified the agreement on the contract with CSR Development to harvest the submerged tree stumps in the -Volta Lake-. ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:58:03 GMT+00:00

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