Encourage Political and Corporate Involvement
Know the corporations in your community that own or use these Low-Head dams; request that signage be in place to warn paddlers of the approaching dam.
- 18% of these dams are owned by the local governments
- 65% of these dams are privately owned
- 7% of these dams are owned by the State
FYI: Few states have regulatory laws regarding Low-Head dams
There are only three states that regulate public safety at Low-Head dams: Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Write a letter to your state representative…
Write a letter to your state representative regarding a Low-Head dams in your area needing signage, removal or modification;
Here are some examples of signage that meet requirements as visually acceptable.