Play it safe around BC Hydro reservoirs

BC Hydro
By BC Hydro
July 5th, 2024

Play it safe when boating or swimming this summer. Our reservoirs can be enjoyable recreation destinations, but it’s important to practice common sense safety precautions.

Because the water in our reservoirs is used for flood control and the production of electricity, reservoir water levels can rise or fall daily. Changing water levels can conceal submerged hazards, particularly in shallow water near the shoreline. Visitors and reservoir users should be aware of these potential dangers and take precautions to stay safe.

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.

For more information about BC Hydro’s Columbia basin reservoir operations, visit bchydro.com or call our toll-free reservoir information line at 1 877 924 2444. You can also sign up to receive weekly water level forecasts by email by contacting southern-interior.info@bchydro.com.

Have fun – but be careful!

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