Indiana Dam to Place Signs Warning About Dangerous Currents

(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,