Lake Volta
By: Johnny

(This image was found in google)

     Volta has a storage capacity of 124,000,000 acre-feet (153,000,000,000 cubic m) of water, Lake Volta is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. The lake’s creation involved the inundation of 15,000 homes and of 740 villages and the resettlement of 78,000 people. Lake has two tributaries that flow into the lake the tributaries are the White Volta and the Black Volta. Lake Volta one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. It was formed behind the Akosombo Dam, which produces electricity for Ghana. Ghana was the first African colony to win independence from Great Britain. It became the model for others to follow. Ghana then led the way in establishing industries and a modern educational system. It also produced important leaders, including Kofi Annan, a secretary-general of the United Nations. The capital and largest city is Accra. Lake Volta is in the foreign state Ghana. Ghana is a state located on the west coast of Africa.(This info was found in the Alabama virtual library.)                                                                                                                                                                                       Lake Volta was created by the construction of Ghana's Aksosombo Dam across the Volta River in the 1960s. The lake covers the area the 1960s due to the Black Volta and the White Volta rivers formerly converged. The Aksombo Dam can provide over a gigawatt of power, enough to supply nearby aluminum smelters utilizing the energy -intensive Hall-Heroult process and the needs of the rest of country.                                                             

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