There’s a killer in our streams and rivers. It hides within the falling waters on the downstream side of a dam.
Thousands of these “low head” dams are scattered across our country, and while the name implies low hazard/low impact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Low Head Dams have a quiet, inviting, picture postcard quality about them. But the water going over these dams can rise and erupt into a violent, Jekyll-Hyde death trap.
In this new WFYI documentary, we feel the attraction to these killer dams. We explore the efforts to mitigate their threat, and we become better equipped to keep ourselves out of danger.