Dam Safety Awareness Week (April 7-12)
April 10, 2014 - Spring has finally arrived and with the warmer temperatures come higher river flows on area rivers due to melting snow and spring rain. These flows are a stark reminder of how powerful the forces of Nature can be and how important it is to stay safe when boating, canoeing, fishing or seeking other recreation opportunities on area rivers. Dairyland Power Cooperative joins with the Midwest Hydro Users Group (HUG) in observing Dam Safety Awareness Week (April 7-12) to promote public safety awareness near dams and prevent accidents throughout the boating season. The purpose of Dam Safety Awareness Week is to heighten the safety awareness of recreational and fishing enthusiasts as they return to the waterways. Many of the accidents that occur near dams could be prevented by using common sense, practicing safety, staying clear of dams and understanding the dangers to be found near them. Click here to read tips on staying safe on waterways.