BC Hydro warns public to play safe around the reservoir and dam

By Contributor
May 20th, 2016

Play it safe when boating or swimming this summer. Arrow Lakes Reservoir can be an enjoyable recreation destination, provided certain common sense safety precautions are observed.

Because water from Arrow Lakes Reservoir is utilized for flood control and the production of electricity, reservoir water levels can rise or fall daily. Reservoir users should be aware that changing water levels can conceal submerged hazards, particularly in shallow water near the shoreline. It is important that visitors be aware of these potential dangers and take precautions to stay safe. Canadian Hydrographic Charts covering the Lower Columbia River and Arrow Lakes Reservoir are an excellent reference for boaters.

Boating, fishing and swimming above or below a dam or generating station can be very dangerous. For your own safety and the safety of those with you, obey all warning signs and stay out of restricted areas.

Boaters must comply with all Canadian Coast Guard regulations and practice safe boating at all times.

Have fun – but be careful!

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