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The Rhone in complete safety

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.

panneau-securiteHer messages of caution

  • Even during fine weather, the waters of the Rhone can rise very quickly and cover islands and gravel bars. To ensure your safety, remain on the banks and do not venture onto the bed of the Rhone.
  • Take special care of children near the water as they are less aware of the danger.
  • Go to the banks immediately the water starts rising.Do not wait.
  • Observe the signalling and panels indicating the marked and authorised areas (cycling, bathing, angling and water sports).

deversement_au_barrage-de-villeboisCollaboration with the territories

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.

Prevention agents are present along the banks throughout summer

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.

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Intersticiel CNR Louloute la loutre

Louloute at school

CNR links schools with its prevention campaign. From March to June, nearly 1,000 primary school children in neighbouring schools receive visits from CNR agents who present the company, its missions and the dangers close to hydropower plants. The children are given a pedagogical booklet, stickers, t-shirts and goodies.




Intersticiel CNR Louloute la loutre

Louloute in figures*

  • 6,000 pedagogic booklets
  • 1,200 stickers
  • 100 posters
  • 11,000 flyers
  • 1 press and web communication campaign

*Safety campaign media with Loulotte the otter during summer 2016.