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Para que usted tenga un viaje placentero y sobre todo seguro, aquí le proporcionamos varios sitios web’s donde puede aprender mas sobre los peligros de las presas y como mantenerse fuera de estos peligros. Antes de que salgo a disfrutar de las actividades acuáticas por favor visite estos sitios Web.  

American Canoe Association

Boat Education animation on Dangers of Low head dams

Chicago Area Paddling/Fishing Guide

Chicago Area Dams from Chicago Area Paddling/Fishing Guide

Streamflow information saves lives and protects property during floods. The U.S. Geological Survey ( operates and maintains a national network of over 7,300 streamgages.  Illinois gauge information can be found here

Commander Bob’s Boating Safety Notebook – Canoes and Kayaks

Illinois Paddling Council

Low-head dams: A not-so clear and present danger

National Inventory of Dams – Army Corps of Engineers database of dam locations and information

Smart Start to Paddling

There are also great resources on dam policy, public safety, river restoration, fisheries and water quality improvement.  Please check out these resources for these additional considerations.

American Rivers – a national river conservation organization – has some useful resources located here with a collection of other resources here

River Alliance of Wisconsin Dam Program – Wisconsin has been a national leader in river restoration and dam removals.