Dadunkawa Dam Gombe State

Dadin Kowa Dam

The dam is located in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area, about 37km from Gombe town. The dam was designed to have a reservoir capacity of 2.8 billion cubic meters to include the generation of 34mw electricity while irrigating 44,000 hectares of farmland, and providing about 19 million gallons daily potable water to Gombe capital.

Dadin Kowa Dam1

The federal government announ-ced in August 2001 that it would spend $32 million (N5.9 billion) to complete the Dadin Kowa Dam power generation facility. But in March 2007, the Obasanjo government approved N4.46 billion for its completion. The project which was awarded in favour of Mabon Power Limited could not kickoff in the Yar’Adua administration as there were issues on feasibility.