River Safety: Four Environmental Whitewater Hazards

The Four Environmental Hazards of Boating

There are four environmental hazards that whitewater paddlers should generally avoid.

  1. Avoid high or rising rivers
  2. Avoid strainers
  3. Avoid foot entrapments by keeping your feet at or above the surface
  4. Avoid main made objects

How to Check River Flow

In this video Nick shows how to read a flow chart to help avoid putting on rivers during high and rising water.

Comprehensive Video About Dangers of Lowhead Dams (Weirs)

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