The Owalla Dam which borders Olorunda, Egbedore and Orolu local governments in the State of Osun has been described as having the capacity of storing about 96 million cubic metres of water for use by the New Ede Water Works.
This was made known by the General Manager of Osun State Water Corporation (OSWC), Engr. Lawrence Ogunsina during an inspection tour by the Duo of Dr Amidu Tadese Raheem and Engr. Ibitoye Felix Adeniran, the Commissioner and Special Adviser on Water Resources and Energy to the dam recently.
The General Manager who adjudged the dam as the biggest in the state stated that it has the capacity to generate 2 MW of electricity during the rainy season and less than that during the dry season.
While identifying the major challenge facing the Owalla Dam as that ofmaintaining the water level in the reservoir, Engr. Ogunsina disclosed that the assistance of the Federal Government had been sought to rehabilitate the dam’s superstructure.