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General Safety Guidelines

General Safety Guidelines

We ask our members to be aware of their surroundings and keep safe rowing in mind while on the river. The stretch of river between the GA-400 bridge to the Morgan Falls Dam is a very popular area for water recreation and can quickly become congested. Stuff happens… First of all: consult the ARC’s ‘Safety

Slow Traffic Zones

Rowing at high speeds through narrow passage ways or in high traffic areas can result in collisions. It is important to remember to slow down in the areas outlined below to avoid disaster! Move at slow speed by the docks and to the downstream end of the park. Shells will be launching and docking, and

Docking

Because it is very difficult and dangerous, never land on the dock with the current; instead, approach the dock against the current. Since you will be rowing in the wrong, that is the downstream, rowing channel when you’re docking that way, use extreme caution and cross the river as close to the dock, that is

Launching

Since our docks are located in the downstream rowing channel, and since the growing sandbars and the low water level are making this channel very narrow, please launch with your shell pointing downstream. If you want to row upstream, row downstream first, then round the sandbar to row upstream on the other (south) side of

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