Sinohydro, the state-owned Chinese hydropower engineering and construction company, began constructing the Bui Hydroelectric Dam in 2008. Here the river's course has been diverted along the south bank as construction of the dam is underway. The land in the background lays within Bui National Park, a Wildlife Protection Area first established in 1971. Following completion of the dam, the area between the dam and the distant mountain was flooded by the newly formed Bui Lake. Viewing the scene, L-R, are Enoch Mensah, Devin Tepleski, unknown dam employeee, Ann B. Stahl and Sampson Attah. Bui Dam site, 7 June, 2009.
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Bui Lake; Bui National Park; Savanna woodland; Sinohydro; Vegetation
Bui Dam (Ghana); Landscapes; Mountains; Wildlife refuges
Approach to Bui village by road from the south seen in a series of five photos panning from north (001) to northeast (005). The mountain behind the village is part of the range associated with the Bui Dam. Bui villagers were relocated in advance of flooding caused by dam construction that inundated the village seen here. Five photos. Bui, June, 2009.