Collision Risk Areas
There are four areas where the risk of collision between boats traveling up and down river is higher than at other points on the river. River users should take note of these areas and, wherever possible, avoid navigating as indicated - even though the risky course might seem like the natural and easy one to take. Poor visibility increases these risks. The heightened risk areas are marked as shaded areas on the river map and numbered as indicaded below. The shaded areas are not precise - interpret with caution.
1. Bend below the powerhouse across from ARC land
Boats cutting the corner while traveling upriver are at risk of colliding with boats traveling downriver that swing wide off the rather abrupt west bank bend.
2. North temperature buoy
Boats traveling downriver that swing wide off the sweeping west bank bend in the vicinity of the temperature buoy are at risk of colliding with boats traveling upriver that do not hug the east bank but are starting to cut the corner below the sand beach.
3. North of the narrows
Boats exiting the narrows as they travel upriver that do not quickly change course and head directly upriver are at risk of colliding with boats that cut the west bank corner as they travel downriver.
4. Between the islands
Boats traveling downriver that do not hug the sweeping curve of the west bank below the turn-around island are at risk of colliding with boats traveling upriver - even if the upriver boat is on a more or less normal course. Watch carefully in this area! This part of the river is probably the riskiest. The river here is very narrow and it is common for upriver and downriver boats to ply the same water in opposite directions. This area is remote with no easy exits. It is the furthest point from the boathouse and help. Relatively fewer club members regularly venture this far up the river so you and your fellow collidee are more likely to have to figure things out on your own.