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Photo Essay: Ibadan — The Ogunpa River Channelization Project Special

Ibadan - The Ogunpa stream takes its source in Bodija/Ashi, in the north-eastern part of Ibadan, Nigeria, and flows south through the eastern side of the city. The stream is heavily polluted being the favorite refuse dumping site of the inner city residents.
 

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The deep channel at Parliament road
The deep channel at Parliament road
The channel runs parallel to Queen Elizabeth road on course to inner city sections of the city
The channel runs parallel to Queen Elizabeth road on course to inner city sections of the city
A close-up view of the new bridge under construction
A close-up view of the new bridge under construction
The major work currently ongoing is at the Tewogbade Bridge where Ogunpa crosses from New to Old Bod...
The major work currently ongoing is at the Tewogbade Bridge where Ogunpa crosses from New to Old Bodija. Tragic deaths due to flooding occurred at the site in 2011
The Ogunpa channel at the end of Parliament Road where the road joins Queen Elizabeth road.
The Ogunpa channel at the end of Parliament Road where the road joins Queen Elizabeth road.
Ogunpa runs parallel to Salami Estate road  New Bodija
Ogunpa runs parallel to Salami Estate road, New Bodija
Every stream or river has humble beginnings. The stream flows from its source in Ashi to New Bodija....
Every stream or river has humble beginnings. The stream flows from its source in Ashi to New Bodija. This is Ogunpa behind Shoun Ajagungbade Street, New Bodija. At this time of the year it is little more than a stagnant pool of water.
One of the tributaries of Ogunpa at Salami Estate
One of the tributaries of Ogunpa at Salami Estate
The lake is overgrown with water hyacinth
The lake is overgrown with water hyacinth
The young men wash rugs and carpets
The young men wash rugs and carpets
Ogunpa stream wends its way southward to the outskirts of the city
Ogunpa stream wends its way southward to the outskirts of the city
Ogunpa stream serves a car wash at Salami Estate area
Ogunpa stream serves a car wash at Salami Estate area
The fish lake at Parliament road is fed by Ogunpa flowing from Bodija area
The fish lake at Parliament road is fed by Ogunpa flowing from Bodija area
Even at an early stage of the stream in Bodija it is already significantly polluted
Even at an early stage of the stream in Bodija it is already significantly polluted
Ogunpa on its way to Old Bodija from Salami Estate area in New Bodija  via Tewogbade
Ogunpa on its way to Old Bodija from Salami Estate area in New Bodija, via Tewogbade
The new Tewogbade Bridge under constructioin
The new Tewogbade Bridge under constructioin
Under the bridge. The concrete grids are probably designed to filter solid waste from the water
Under the bridge. The concrete grids are probably designed to filter solid waste from the water
The deep channel at Parliament Road drains the fisheries department fish lake
The deep channel at Parliament Road drains the fisheries department fish lake
Ogunpa at Salami Estate area
Ogunpa at Salami Estate area
The stream flows out of sight towards Idi-Ayunre area
The stream flows out of sight towards Idi-Ayunre area