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PostPosted: July 10th, 2018, 3:51 pm 
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Links to these videos were forwarded to me and I thought that some members of this forum might find them interesting. FYI, the Bighorn Dam is located on the North Saskatchewan River in western Alberta. It is not too far from where the river exits the mountains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqG1bnBB5cw&t=7s&pbjreload=10


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y6aduAjrZg


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PostPosted: July 15th, 2018, 10:10 pm 
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Too bad to hear about the log jams. Their survival training pays off.


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PostPosted: July 20th, 2018, 9:11 am 
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Hi, norm4n,
Most of Alberta's mountain and foothills rivers are quite braided in places and most have lots of wood in them so sweepers and logjams are the norm.
It is not possible for me to know exactly what the conditions were like in a situation like that, but it seemed to me that they were not anticipating the possibility of a logjam even though the river had so much wood in it. I'm so glad it turned out well. I thought that they were very fortunate.


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PostPosted: Yesterday, 9:59 am 
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Thanks for the links. As clear as the maps indicate, it's hard to imagine the river over here comes out of such a landscape.

Looks like they got into a scary situation. I know it's a 'swiftly flowing river' so I can understand if your timing was at all off you could get sucked into a situation like that. Hearing that they seemed fine next to the jam for a bit until the pressure lifted the logs and the canoe tilted under demonstrates a valuable lesson to the viewer of the video. It's good to know and something I hadn't considered. Thankfully it's only at the cost of a few personal items and no one was hurt.


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