Every year the Salt River proves that it can be deadly.
This weekend, a man drowned in the Salt River at Sheep’s Crossing and he has not been identified as of yet. It is a sad reminder that the Salt River is no lazy river.
The Salt River has fast flowing currents and many dangerous Eddie’s. An Eddy can suck you down and not let you back up. An Eddy is the swirling of a fluid and the reverse current created when the fluid is in a turbulent flow regime. Fluid behind an obstacle flows into the void creating a swirl of fluid on each edge of the obstacle, followed by a short reverse flow of fluid behind the obstacle flowing upstream. This phenomenon is naturally observed behind large emergent rocks in swift-flowing parts of the Salt River.
Please be aware, be careful and watch out for each other.