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Low-head dams: High-risk “drowning machines”

Low-head dams, named for their low profiles, are usually no more than 15 feet tall. While these brick or concrete structures may be small in stature, they often act as “drowning machines,” presenting high risk to anyone entering the waters around the dam. Upstream of one these dams, the water often looks smooth and inviting. … Read More