STAYING SAFE AROUND DAMS
- Obey all warning signs. These may be fences, buoys, booms and barriers.
- Avoid areas upstream and downstream of generating facilities including dams, reservoirs, rivers, powerhouses and electrical equipment.
- Stay a safe distance outside of warning signs, buoys, booms and barriers when swimming, fishing and boating.
- Stay off hydroelectric dams or station structures, unless there are clearly indicated public walkways, or observation points.
- Never underestimate dry river beds below dams. They can quickly change into rapidly flowing waterways.
- Stay well back from the edge of a waterway where footing may be slippery or unstable, or wear a personal flotation device when near the water's edge.
- Be alert for changes in water levels.
- Never stand, anchor or tie your boat below a dam. Water levels and flows can change rapidly, swamping your boat or putting you in the grip of an undertow.