Besides generating clean, renewable hydropower, the dams on the Clark Fork and Spokane River provide abundant recreational opportunities. There are a number of picnic areas, camping facilities, boating opportunities and more available for use from season to season. As you enjoy the recreation activities that these area reservoirs and waterways provide, there are some things you should know to stay safe.
Waters near a dam can pose serious hidden dangers to boaters and swimmers. Sudden water discharges from spillways and turbines can also be hazardous. To protect yourself near a dam, follow these safety tips: