Talk:Keta Lagoon

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Population figures[edit]

In Nukunya, G.K. (1999). Kinship and Marriage Among the Anlo Ewe. London: Athlone Press. ISBN 9780485196375.  there are several populatuion figures given for settlements around the Keta Lagoon according to the 1962 census. The figures given are very different for the 2010 figures (see below marked *). I hesitate from adding this information to the article, because I feel it needs an explanation. Is this to do with the coastal erosion?Leutha (talk) 12:28, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Name of Town 1962 Population figure 2010 Population figure
Keta 16,000 8,101
Anloga 11,000 29,748
Anyako 5,097 6,780
Anlo Afiadenyigba 4,920 9,680
Tegbi 5,924 10,056
Kedzi 5,015* 129
Kodzi 185
Asadame 1,410
Woe 3,450* 558
Tregui 786
Wuti 2,340
Atiteti 978
Dzato 879
Yenui 667
Alakple 529
Savietula 640
Dzita 1,814 3531
Blekusu 897
Adina 758
Anyanui 1,783
Havedzi 897
Vodza 769
Dzelukope 5,511 10,409
Total 92,510

Map[edit]

Also Nukunya, G.K. (1999). Kinship and Marriage Among the Anlo Ewe. London: Athlone Press. ISBN 9780485196375.  contains a map where the lagoon is much larger compared with the OpenStreetMap I recently uploaded. Any comments?Leutha (talk) 13:40, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

The lagoon shrinks and floods with the seasonal rains. Also, the lagoon has on occasion completely dried up, as in 1920. Greene, Sandra E. (2002). Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. pp. 46–47. ISBN 978-0-253-10889-0.  Greene indicates that residents requested help in refilling the lagoon in 1911, 1920 and again in 1932. --Bejnar (talk) 18:45, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
In their 1994 report, the hydrologists said:
The Keta Lagoon, with an area of 300 square kilometres, collects the run-off from a large catchment area. From the lagoon the excess water may find its way to the sea through a long winding channel towards the mouth of the Volta River. Most of it however evaporates during the dry season. In very wet years, the lagoon water level becomes so high that houses and crops on the lagoon side of the sand ridge are inundated. In the years 1963 and 1968 the situation was considered dangerous and a small cut was made in the sand ridge. In both cases the excess water was discharged successfully into the sea, forming however, a tidal inlet of considerable capacity by scouring due to high lagoon levels. Roelvink, J. A.; Walstra, D. J. R. and Chen, Z. (1994). "Chapter 232: Morphological modelling of Keta Lagoon case". Coastal Engineering 1994: Proceedings of the twenty-fourth international conference, October 23-28, 1994, Kobe, Japan. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  --Bejnar (talk) 19:16, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the info!Leutha (talk) 22:35, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
Great, Haven't seen it dried up all these years and it does evaporates. Thanks for the info and the links Bejnar.→Enock4seth (talk) 01:43, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

History of article[edit]

This article was originally the Keta Lagoon section of the Keta article. On 6 March 2014‎ editor Akiwumi started a separate article at Anlo-Keta Lagoon, the early history of that and subsequent edits is located at Anlo-Keta Lagoon: Revision history, because on 6 April 2014‎ editor Enock4seth copied and pasted the article from Anlo-Keta Lagoon to Keta Lagoon rather than following the recommended procedure at Wikipedia:Requested moves. --Bejnar (talk) 18:45, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Bejnar, The Revision history tells the truth. The right procedure for moving pages didn't work, since the destination page already exist as a redirect. Hence I had no choice. Regards →Enock4seth (talk) 01:38, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Just so you know, the procedure at Wikipedia:Requested moves will allow an admin to move it with history after discussion. --Bejnar (talk) 02:24, 3 May 2014 (UTC)