Dam Safety Videos

Friday, 23 March 2007

The Illinois Paddling Council recently released an 8 minute video called Low Head Dam Safety following the tragic drowning deaths of three people last year. You can watch the video below.

Generally speaking it is a good video that shows the dangers of getting caught in the powerful hydraulics of these types of dams.

I did think that the music was a little dramatic and over top and the narrator's voice makes me not want to ever touch the water again, but it does get the message across.

They highlight a really cool low head dam simulator what clearly shows what is going on under the water. Watch for the little drowning guy with the painted on screams of terror...


David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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