lake volta - were destroyed, not including small...

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Volta Lake is the largest reservoir in the world by surface area and the fourth largest reservoir by volume. It is entirely located in Ghana, and it lies along the Greenwich Meridian. The lake is formed by the Akosomba Dam, which began in 1961 and was completed in 1965. Because of the formation of Lake Volta, about 78,000 people were relocated to new towns and villages, along with 200,000 animals belonging to them. About 120 buildings
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Unformatted text preview: were destroyed, not including small residences. The Akosombo Dam provides electricity for much of the country, and also for export. Lake Volta is also important for transportation since it provides a waterway for both ferries and cargo watercraft. Naturally, since the huge lake lies in a tropical area, the water remains warm all through the year, and it is the location of a vast population of fish and large fisheries....
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2010 for the course WRI WRI 102 taught by Professor Najla during the Spring '10 term at American University in Bulgaria.

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