With our mascot Louloute the otter, we remind strollers along the banks of the Rhone and all the users of the river to be beware.
The normal operation of the development schemes on the Rhone leads to variations of water levels downstream of them, including during low flow periods. Rising water can make it difficult or even impossible to return to the banks. Every summer, our mascot Louloute the otter reminds the neighbouring population and tourists to beware when walking along the banks. This awareness campaign also includes 500 sign panels installed permanently on the banks.
This safety campaign is carried out in collaboration with the territories and all the actors concerned (prefectures, associations, local authorities, tourist offices, leisure centres, schools). Different pedagogical communication media show the operation of the development schemes, the risks linked to opening the dams and the instructions to be complied with.
Every year CNR recruits and trains fifteen prevention agents that visit the banks, leisure centres and camp sites to meet holiday makers and the neighbouring population and distribute documentation and goodies.