Table 1 presents the compilation of all fish species identified in both pre-impoundment and postimpoundment studies undertaken on the Kpong Headpond by Vanderpuye (1982), Dankwa (1982), Antwi & Ofori-Danson (1993) and Quarcoopome et al.
To ensure that conflicting water uses are well managed in order to derive optimum benefit from this multipurpose reservoir, there is a need to constitute a Management Board for the Kpong Headpond. The formation of the Management Board should be done such that the fisheries sector is represented and that fisheries criteria are incorporated into operational guidelines for the dam.
TABLE 1 List of fish species identified in Kpong Headpond, Ghana during 25 years of impoundment Species Pre- 1 year after impoundment (1) impoundment (2) Aplocheilichthys * normani Auchenoglanis * occidentalis Bagrus bajad * Barbus leonensis * Barbus macrops * * Barbus spp.
It will comprise a forebay, a siphon spillway, two headponds, a power intake structure, penstocks, a powerhouse with five 290 MW turbo-generators, and a tailrace channel.
The area occupied by the headponds does not contain any dwellings and is poor quality rain-fed land.