Tom Watson explains common river hazards (that you may or may not know of)
and ... Like a spaghetti noodle in a strainer, I was being pushed to the bottom
against a ... As the current swept the boat past the tangle of branches, I pushed
off the ... Here is a glossary of the most common hazards one may encounter on
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 ...
Jul 15, 2015 ... The foremost key to safety is avoiding any situation where you may be held
underwater. ... While you are in the boat, keep free of lines and ropes. ... and
staying away from submerged trees, bushes and boulder strainers. ... a rare
event and one of the most dangerous obstacles river runners ever encounter.
On the Russian River, the river frequently flows under willow or cottonwood roots
or branches. These “strainers” are a significant danger. You and your boat ...
provided below, before you head out on the river. RIVER HAZARDS ...
dangerous sweepers and strainers. ... the water level, the more powerful the flow,
and the more dangerous is every sweeper and strainer ... slowing your boat
down, moving away, and floating quietly by. ... You may encounter sweepers and
When paddling the Housatonic River, a clean boat cerficaon form is required ......
of being dangerous. ... these terms refer to your left or right as you face
downstream. Strainer ... currents at strainers, exercise ... Expect to encounter
many beaver dams – 26 in 2010! If the river is high, you may be able to paddle
right over some.
Strainer: Any river obstacle, such as rocks and partially ... river. Strainers are
dangerous due to underwater currents or undertows which may cause
entrapment. ... rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. May ....
You may encounter gold miners working the gravels of the Forty Mile and you will
see relics of.
Water can start entering your boat, you may be paddling into the wind or have a
... So what will you encounter as you go to the SEA? ... That same current is going
to try to take you – you guessed it –right into the fallen BIG STRAINER. ...
Strainers are one of your biggest dangers on a moving Southern river if not your
Jan 1, 2014 ... One of the first of many river "hazards" we are introduced to as ... Here is a
glossary of the most common hazards one may encounter on river systems
across the country: ... STRAINER – Often used to describe a sweeper under
water. ... If you have to exit the boat, get out upstream unless you can climb up ....
Jul 8, 2005 ... At the takeout, you can pay $2 to park at Gooney Run Campground when it is
open. ... pull off the road at least 10 feet beyond the guardrail river left of the creek
. ... a Class IV+ with dangerous boulder sieves in the middle and lower right. ... to
run it, bring a bow saw for any strainers that you may encounter.