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Nevada Union Water Safety Week 2024

Click the link above for the entire presentation, including the Water Safety Video below.
  • It takes less than 1/2 cup of water in a person's lungs to drown.
  • On an average year (3,000 cfs) Nevada County Rivers have five drownings.
  • This year's projected flow is expected to reach in excess of 8,000 cfs.
  • Current water temperatures are around 50 degrees and they will continue to decrease into the upper 40's. 
Water Temperature in Degrees Loss of Fine Motor Skills Exhaustion or Unconsciousness
40-50 F Under 5 minutes 30-60 minutes

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