Downstream of the weir, you're not safe either. The recirculating water at the bottom of the weir can flip a boat or drag a swimmer under. Even if weirs are not very high, they are still very dangerous.
How to stay safe near weirs
- Never go near a weir.
- Obey all warning signs and never cross booms.
- Don’t go fishing at the bottom of a weir, and always obey the warning signs.