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!!! CAUTION IN WATERCOURSES !!!
Upstream hydroelectric installations may suddenly release large water masses putting in danger anybody
in the bed of the watercourse or close to it.
Before After
Normal situation A few seconds later: a flood wave with an immediate impact downstream, at times for many kilometres, in a normally dry torrent.  DANGER !!!
Panneau

In watercourses signposted with this panel, there is a danger of a sudden rise in the water level


Even in fine weather

Day and night

 For your own safety :

  • Don't stay long in the river bed
  • Don't do any activities close by
  • In case of accident: call 144
 
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