Odaw River, Korle-Lagoon Well Dredged In Anticipation of June Rains

The Odaw River and Korle-Lagoon appeared well dredged in anticipation of the June rains which invariably flood the city.

A visit by Journalists to the Korle -Lagoon and the Odaw river to ascertain the level of work revealed that the two water bodies have been well dredged to be able to contain the heavy rainfall that often claims lives and properties.

The June 3rd Disaster which was occasioned by heavy rainfall resulting from the choked Odaw claimed about 129 lives, a situation that threw the whole country into shock.

But Dredge Masters Limited (DML), leading dredging, a civil, and marine construction company in West Africa which has since 2016, been proactively planning and executing various dredging campaigns of the Odaw river and Korle lagoon under the Accra Sanitary Sewer Stormwater Drainage Alleviation Project (ASDAP), has vowed to halt future flooding by ensuring the dredging of the two water bodies.

Speaking to Journalists at the Korle Lagoon, and Odaw River on Thursday, July 1st, 2021, the Operations Manager for Dredging Masters, Mr . Sena Kofi Adiepena revealed that the company has achieved its target of successfully dredging the Odaw and Korle-Lagoon to avoid flooding in the capital.

Mr. Adiepena emphasized that the successful dredging of the two water bodies is the reason no flooding was experienced during recent rainfall adding that the “Korle was able to control the outflow from the Odaw into the upstream.

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