Dam Safety Videos

Friday, 23 March 2007
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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...

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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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