Economic Potentials of Ikere Gorge and Oyan Dams for National Development

Raphael, O. D. and Adekanye, T. A. and Alhassan, Elijah A. (2016) Economic Potentials of Ikere Gorge and Oyan Dams for National Development. African Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 4 (3). pp. 651-658.

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A study was carried out to review the works of different researchers on Ikere gorge dam and Oyan dam; the two main multipurpose dams in the southwest Nigeria under the control of Ogun Osun River Basin Development Authority. The two gigantic dams and other smaller dams in the area were found to be grossly under- utilized considering the water storage capacity and purposes for which the dams were built. The dams were meant to serve the people in the region in terms of water provision, irrigation farming, hydro power generation, fishery, recreation, navigation and other purposes. The economic potential of the two engineering water infrastructures were highlighted. An appeal is now being made to the relevant authorities through this medium to explore areas of utilizing the two dams for regional and national economic development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 09:20
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 09:20

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