Strainers can trap boats, and throw boaters overboard. ... When boating on a river
you may encounter strainers what are strainers? Strainers are obstructions ...
Studying the topic “River Hazards—Strainers” from the official Water Rescue for
... You are looking at a preview of what's in the timed Water Rescue for the First
Responder Course. ... Bouncing twigs may indicate a partially submerged
This page shows the dangers of moving water and strainers. ... They can be
deadly obstacles on a river or stream like the one in this photo. Water passes
through but solid objects like boats or people do not, similar to a kitchen strainer
used to drain spaghetti or clean ... Avoid strainers by knowing the waters you
plan to boat.
Sep 8, 2015 ... The names may differ, but the threat is always the same. A strainer lets water
pass through. ... If you paddle in rivers and don't fear strainers, you're not thinking
clearly. ... These, too, pose a danger to coastal paddlers in tidal waters. ... the foot
of cutbanks, though as you will soon see, you can encounte...
Aug 12, 2013 ... The Bow River in Banff National Park provides some excellent canoeing ... Every
curve in this section of river has the potential to develop these dangerous
sweepers and strainers. Approach ... If you hit a strainer, make all effort to come
out on top of the snags. ... You may encounter sweepers and logjams.
A wake from a powerboat can easily swamp the Paddle driven boat and leave ...
unusually high water and operating around low head dams and strainers. Know
how to swim and be able to perform a "self rescue" in rivers or waters with strong
currents. ... From downstream, you may not realize the danger until it's too late.
Jun 9, 2011 ... Along with understanding the river you will be on and knowing the flow, having
an understanding of the specific types of hazards you may encounter can be life
saving. These include: dangerous hydraulics, strainers, foot entrapment, water ...
A strainer does just what it says; water goes through but nothing ...
As I write this the river is rising and in flood and is flowing at 5800 cfs. ... Water
can start entering your boat, you may be paddling into the wind or have a
crosswind, conditions that ... So what will you encounter as you go to the SEA? ...
Strainers are one of your biggest dangers on a moving Southern river if not your
Other obstacles like low head dams, sieves, undercuts, and strainers are features
we ... to describe many of the river obstacles you may encounter on future river
trips. ... River levels may also rise unexpectantly from isolated storms upstream. ...
Many boaters are paddling class III whitewater in their first year of boating, some
Safety tips for operators of small boats and paddlecraft, including situational ... of
smaller boats must also be aware of the unique hazards they may encounter in ...
Strainers: A 'strainer' is an obstacle that's formed out of rocks, fallen trees and ... If
you're in a paddle craft, you should head to shore and carry yo...