Lake Volta lies along the Greenwich meridian and just six degrees of latitude north of the Equator. Lake Volta, the largest artificial reservoir in the world based on the surface area, is contained behind the Akosombo Dam which generates a substantial amount of Ghana’s electricity. The lake’s northernmost point is close to the town of Yapei, and its southernmost extreme is at the Akosombo Dam.
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 southern Ghana.
The only man-made lake in Ghana
The Adomi bridge over Lake Volta
A community around the lake