Upstream: invisible eddies
Downstream: unpredictable churning
How to stay safe near hydroelectric generating stations
- Never come near a hydroelectric generating station. It’s just like getting too close to a waterfall. Keep your distance!
- Obey all warning signs and never cross booms.
Video: Staying safe near a hydroelectric generating station
Always steer clear of hydroelectric generating stations, including when you’re boating. These images will give you an idea of the very real hazards you may face, both downstream and upstream of a generating station.