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Asa Dam
Asa Dam

Asa Dam

Dam

Kwara

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History of Asa Dam Asa Dam in all its splendor, was built to increase the supply of portable drinking water by approximately 50,000 cubic metres per day, to the towns within the state. It is notable as the source of portable drinking water for the Kwara community, source of irrigation water for farming, Fisheries, Livestock development. Security/Safety of Asa Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Asa Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera Best Features It is the source of clean water for communities. Writer's Review For people who haven't or can't go to the famous Kainji dam, this is as close as it gets. Most common visitors Adventurers, Tourists FG approves 6 billion for Asa dam reconstruction in 2012-Vanguard news

Challawa Gorge Dam
Challawa Gorge Dam

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History of Challawa Gorge Dam Challawa Gorge Dam was built in 1993 to serve as a hydroelectric source of power. It is notable as a source of water supply for irrigation, fishery for Kano and settlements along the river system. Built by Julius Berger in 1993. Challawa Gorge dam is an integral part of the day to day activities of the people of Kano as it is the source of water for irrigation, fishery and other daily essentials. Security/Safety of Challawa Gorge Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Challawa Gorge Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Climbing shoes Waterproof bags for your gadgets Things to do while at Challawa Gorge Dam Take a landscape picture Best Features It is an important part of the city's day to day activities. Most common visitors Tourists, Curators, Engineers Appraisal of the Challawa Dam- Header of an article by IW learn in 2014.

Oyan Dam
Oyan Dam

Oyan Dam

Dam

Ogun

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History of Oyan Dam Oyan Dam was built in 29th march, 1983. It is notable as the primary source of raw water for Abeokuta and Lagos cities for various daily essentials. The Oyan dam was built primarily to supply raw water for both Lagos city and Abeokuta. Recently, its potential for irrigation and hydroelectric power supply is under investigation. Security/Safety of Oyan Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Camera with a change of batteries. Things to do while at Oyan Dam Take a picture of the dam. Best Features It is an important structure for the people of Abeokuta and Lagos. Most common visitors Engineers, Government officials, Tourists. Oyan dam overflows every rainy season- Ebere, a resident near Oyan dam.

Bakalori Dam
Bakalori Dam

Bakalori Dam

Dam

Zamfara

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History of Bakalori Dam Bakalori Dam was built in 1974. Bakolori Dam constructed on the Rima River some 65km Northwest of Gasua, the dam is a multi-purpose reservoir designed to provide water for domestic, industrial and irrigation purposes. The length of the Dam covers some 8km and is capable of containing 340 million cubic meters of water annually. Security/Safety of Bakalori Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Bakalori Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash Safety Gear e.g Boots, Backpack, water bottle if you're interested in hiking Things to do while at Bakalori Dam Before heading to Bakalori Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Sightsee Go Hiking Best Features Bakalori dam is known for its irrigation and hydro-electric power potentials. Frequently visited by students, engineers and tourist who want to go on a tour of the magnificent facility Writer's Review The staff is friendly and ready to take you on a tour of the facility. Most common visitors Students, Professionals, Tourists

Agba Dam
Agba Dam

Agba Dam

Dam

Kwara

2

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Tiga Dam
Tiga Dam

Tiga Dam

Dam

Kano

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History of Tiga Dam Tiga Dam was built in 1974. Built by Gov. Audu Bako in 1974. The Tiga Dam provides irrigation for the farmers of Kano. It is a major reservoir on the Kano River, the main tributary of the Hadejia River. The dam was built during the administration of Governor Audu Bako in an attempt to improve food security through irrigation projects. Security/Safety of Tiga Dam This is a very safe location. Things to do while at Tiga Dam Before heading to Tiga Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Wade in the cool water Take beautiful pictures Best Features The reservoir provides irrigation for farmers, and shallow lake where one may wade and relax.

Goronyo Dam
Goronyo Dam

Goronyo Dam

Dam

Sokoto

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History of Goronyo Dam Goronyo Dam was established in 1992. Built by Federal Government in 1992. Enclosing the Rima River in Goronyo, this is a major reservoir important in controlling floods and releasing water in the dry season for the surrounding areas. Security/Safety of Goronyo Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Goronyo Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Best Features This 21m high sand-filled dam is an important structure that provides irrigation for farmers, prevents floods in the surrounding villages. Writer's Review The view from the top is a must-see. The contrast between the blue river on one side, and the arid land on the other is a marvel and shows the best of man and nature collaboration. The villages around are quite receptive to foreigners so you don't be surprised to find yourself on camel back riding and making friends with the kids. Most common visitors Adventurers, tourists, and engineers.

Ureje Dam
Ureje Dam

Ureje Dam

Dam

Ekiti

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History of Ureje Dam Ureje Dam. Located on the Ureje Lake, a few minutes from Ado Ekiti, this is reservoir important in controlling floods and releasing water in the dry season for the surrounding areas. Security/Safety of Ureje Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Ureje Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Waterproof bags for your gadgets Best Features The is a confluence of three streams. Most common visitors Tourists and fishermen frequent this location.

Lower Usuma Dam
Lower Usuma Dam

Lower Usuma Dam

Dam

Abuja

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History of Lower Usuma Dam Lower Usuma Dam. This beautiful and picturesque dam is the fifth largest in the world and it is located on the Usuma Lake, a few minutes from Abuja. Security/Safety of Lower Usuma Dam This is a very safe location. it won't be advisable to take a dip in the dam, even if you can swim. What To Bring Before heading to Lower Usuma Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Depending on the sporting activity you fancy, come well suited Bring your food and drinking water as there is no guarantee you can find such Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Best Features Built in 1990, it is one of the four operating dams that supplies the city with drinking water. It holds 93 million cubic meters of raw water which flow to five water plants, where the water is treated before it is passed to Abuja. The water behind the dam is known as Wasser Reservoir. Apart from its main use, it also has facilities that could pass for tourist attraction such as Fishing, Bush bar settings, and lovely spots for picnics with a view of the Usuma Lake. Writer's Review It is a great place for picnics, hikes and other activities. You may go alone with loved ones or go with a tour group so you can be educated on the history of the dam and many interesting facts. You can climb some of the surrounding hills, or take a canoe ride on the lake if you are so inclined. Serene, with an incredible view of the lake, it is a pleasant place to just relax with family and friends, have a few drinks and take in the views. I had a great afternoon driving here and walking around the dam. Great views, fresh air, and apparently quite safe too-Leepyne I went to the dam with a friend who took me sight seeing. Though it is at the outskirts of town, the trip was worth the stress. That place is nature redefined. Very nice and good for romantic getaways. Thank God we had our food packed because there was no where around to even get a bottle of water-Daisy