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BC Hydro: Play it safe around our reservoirs

Arrow Lakes at Nakusp

Play it safe when boating or swimming this summer. Our reservoirs can be enjoyable recreation destinations, provided certain common sense safety precautions are observed.

Because the water in our reservoirs 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 are an excellent reference for boaters and are available at http://www.charts.gc.ca/.

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!

To learn more, visit bchydro.com.