Like any outdoor activity, if you follow a few common sense rules, learn the ...
while afloat; Do not stand up in a canoe or kayak – keep your weight low ... Low
Head Dams are one of the most dangerous features encountered by river
paddlers. ... When approaching a blind bend in fast moving water, get out and
check it out.
You are looking at a preview of what's in the timed Boat Florida Course. .... 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 canoes...
Lowhead dams are deceptively dangerous and merit the name given to them, "
drowning machines. ... sailboats, PWC, and canoes have all fallen victim to
lowhead dams. ... The best thing to do if in this situation is to tuck the chin down,
draw the knees up ... Untrained rescuers should never approach the hydraulic in
Every year, low head dams account for many deaths in the US. This video shows
how ... When you do get on the river, be prepared to scout. Get out and take a ...
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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
Jun 8, 2012 ... low-head dams; structures usually less than 15 feet in height ... anyone
approaching the dam to stay back, non-regulated dams are not ... Many states do
not require markings and most do not keep ... a low-head dam, boaters,
swimmers, and others in the water should ... If you are caught in a low-head dam:.
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.
Our rivers are wonderful resources and should be enjoyed but they can be ...
Keep an eye out for bridge pilings, low head dams, junked cars, any man made ...
can potentially crease a boat or serve as point to be wrapped by your kayak! ....
STAY LOW – do not stand up or walk in your canoe when you are away from
Oct 22, 2013 ... You should always watch for changes in the weather while boating. Most
changes come .... c) only for canoes and kayaks. d) only for .... Low head dams
are dangerous because: a) there is a lot of ... a) do not include ski belts. b) should
be ... You are approaching an area of considerable boating. activity.
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