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Volta Lake

AFR-16

Table 1
Surface Area8502 km2
Volume148 km3
Maximum Depth75 m
Mean Depth18.8 m
Shoreline Length4800 km
Photo of Volta Lake

Photo: N. B. Ayibotele

Table 2
Latitude7°42' N
Longitude1°00' E
Altitude85 m
CountryGhana
Table 3
Catchment Area385180 km2
Residence Time4.3 yr
Freezing PeriodNone 
Mixing TypePolymictic 
Location of Volta Lake

Location of the Lake