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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2018-000154
Country: GHA Ghana
Location: bakwu
Date (YMD): 2018-8-31
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Comments: Since early August 2018, communities in Northern and Upper East regions of Ghana have been affected by heavy and continuous seasonal rainfalls, which was later exacerbated by the annual opening of the Bagre dam gates (located in Burkina Faso). This caused unprecedented flooding in many local communities, destroying lives and properties. The Bagre Dam spilled on the 31st of August 2018, when the dam reached its maximum spillage level at 235m on that day. However, by the 10th of September, the dam was still spilling and water level remained at the maximum level of 235m.
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