Good answer #1. Know the river! Travel with at least two other boats. Slovenia
just lost eight kayakers at a low-head dam. It is possible to survive an entrapment.
Carry your craft around the dam ... What should you do when approaching a low
head dam in a canoe or kayak? What should you do when approaching a low ...
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Low-Head Dams · Animation: Dangers of Low-Head Dams · Large Structure
Dams · Locks .... Kayaking. Traveling down a river or across a lake in a small boat
can be an ... But, according to statistics, people in small boats, such as can...
Of all the things you may encounter on a river or stream, the low-head dam is one
of ... is something you plan for this year's recreation, whether canoeing, kayaking,
... Dams do not have to have a deep drop to create a dangerous backwash.
Apr 17, 2016 ... With a short drop of up to 5 feet, low-head dams can seem like a minor ...
sailboats, rafts, canoes and kayaks have all succumbed to low-head dams. ...
Avoid approaching low-head dams and all spillway structures from both ...
low-head dams, and sometimes end up getting trapped and drowning ... failure,
but they do not generally consider public safety issues at or .... When this
happens, ..... Americans participated in canoeing, kayaking and other paddle
sports in ...
May 10, 2015 ... "You can be in a canoe or kayak or floating in an inner tube. ... Officers said if you'
re approaching a low-head dam, swim as hard as you can ... "A lot of times
people do not realize the unseen danger that it creates," said Dulin.
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Tell where you will be boating; Tell when you plan to return ... Such action should
be taken in ample time to avoid a collision and at a safe distance ... Because of
their small size and drop, low-head dams do not appear to be dangerous. .....
According to statistics, paddlers in small crafts such as canoes, kayaks, and rafts
Those who use a canoe or kayak should be aware that the minimum safety ...
portion of the Everglades and if you bring your own canoe, you can travel the 5.5
mile ... When approaching rapids or low head dams, go ashore well upstream
Jul 21, 2016 ... Even if you have swam on a low head dam for years, you should stop
immediately, ... Even worse, if approaching from down river, once you go over the
"boil" the .... That old canoe was too long and too heavy to be affected by the ... I
do whitewater now, so I've been exposed to certain features and what to ...