FLOOD ALERT: Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Anambra, Delta & Bayelsa


          The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) wishes to inform the general public, especially those living by the banks of River Niger  & its floodplains, that river flooding is likely to occur. The middle Niger portion of the Niger basin (Niger Republic) experienced high flows last week. The flood has advanced into the Lower Niger (Nigeria). Accordingly, both Kainji & Jebba Dams are already spilling water downstream. The level of water in Lokoja as at today, 29/8/2018 ,(downstream the confluence), is 8.69m. This value has exceeded the corresponding value of 8.57m that occurred on 29/8/2012. Meanwhile, the flooding that occurred in Kaduna on 23-24/8/18, has started arriving Shiroro dam built on river Kaduna. in the event that Shiroro dam equally starts spilling water, that will portend more danger downstream. The following states should be on watch out: Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Anambra, Delta & Bayelsa. Inflow contribution from River Benue is equally advancing. Lagdo dam is still impounding water.

Director, Engineering Hydrology),