There are a number of safety hazards associated with hydro electric dams. Please be cautious when around any of our dams or control structures. Here's why:
- Dams can release water at any time, any day of the year, without warning. This means that calm waters can suddenly turn into rapids with strong undertows that can easily pull you under the water.
- Dangerous whirlpools and eddies are often located around dams and hydro generating stations.
- Waters in the head ponds above hydroelectric dams and stations and the waters directly below them are particularly dangerous. Fast-moving water coming from the station or dam creates dangerous turbulence and strong undercurrents.