A weir /ˈwɪər/ is a barrier across a river designed to alter the flow characteristics
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LOW HEAD DAMS: WHAT ARE THEY? Low head or run-of-river dams, usually
spanning the entire river or stream, present a safety hazard to the public because
Low-head dams: A not-so clear and present danger. by Virgil Chambers,
Executive Director, National Safe Boating Council. Rivers can be treacherous,
not only ...
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Jun 8, 2010 ... In 1996, WGAL reporter Brad Hicks demonstrated the danger dams, especially
low head dams, pose to boaters who get too close.
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Sep 6, 2012 ... Dangerous turbulance in the base of a low head dam cause deaths every year.
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Under this raging waterfall is a "low head" or "run-of-the river" dam. The flow of
water over these structures often creates a deadly "roller effect" that traps victims
Low-head dams, a.k.a. “killer dams” or “drowning machines,” often present a
safety hazard to the public because of their ability to trap victims in a submerged
Next Step Because of their small size and drop, low-head dams do not appear to
be dangerous. However, low-head dams pose a serious danger to vessel ...
... the incidents and dangers at low head dams, and Charlie Walbridge from the
American Whitewater Association who has given us the data that they have been
First published in: Pilgrim , S. (2008) Visualisation of Hydraulic Reversal at Low
Head Dams through use of a Dam Simulator. Avramidis, S. ed. handbook on ...