(JASPER) — Jasper is preparing to install warning signs along a dam to alert boaters and swimmers about dangerous currents.
The Jasper Common Council approved an ordinance last week calling for warning signs to be placed around a dam on the Patoka River.
The Dubois County Herald reports that the signs warning of the dam’s drowning risks should go up within six weeks.
Low-head dams create a circular current at the dam’s base that keeps victims trapped beneath the surface until the turbulent water spits them out.
Jasper’s Safety Director Cale Knies says the signs are a response to the growing number of people visiting the area where the dam is located.
Information from: The Dubois County Herald, https://duboiscountyherald.com