The Dangerous And Serious Reasons Why Not To Float Canadian River
It's been a while since we've had a river to float in the area. Most of the rivers around here have been pretty much dried up river beds for quite some time. Thanks to all of the rain we're getting, that's not the case. However, there's something you need to keep in mind.
There are several reasons you shouldn't float the Canadian River right now, according to PCSO.
The Rains Have Been Great, But They Pose Real Risks
The Potter County Sheriff's Office recently posted on social media regarding the recent rains we've had. The photos they included in the post were stunning. The Canadian River north of Amarillo looks amazing.
There's tons of water in the Canadian River at the moment.
As amazing as the photos are, the PCSOspent the post to remind everyone about how dangerous this amount of rain can be. That included the Canadian River.
Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should
Honestly, I laughed when I first came across the idea that some people would want to float the Canadian River all the way to Lake Meredith. I feel like I failed my redneck raisin' when that wasn't my first thought looking at those photos.
Apparently, there are people who have been talking about it. RSCO pointed out that's an incredibly bad idea. It's an idea that's on a whole new level of really, really bad.
The reasons why kind of shocked me.
Strong Currents And A Quicksand Nightmare Await You
According to the PCSO's post, there are several reasons that this is really bad idea. One being that the currents are very, very strong. They say this isn't an adventure that most experts would go on.
One thing that surprised me was that they mentioned how, once you get closer to the lake, the water spreads and it turns into an area that's more like a marsh. Then, one of your biggest worries isn't spilling your beer, but the quicksand.
Sounds like a bad time.
It's Going To Be Difficult For Anyone To Save You
This was the big thing. Crews will, apparently, have a very difficult time getting to you. If they're able to at all, it's going to take a while.
As much fun as it might possibly be to float the Canadian River, something we haven't been able to do...well...for as long as I've been hanging around, it's something best left undone. Skip the river, and just go to the lake for the weekend.
It sounds like a safer bet.