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.
Her 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).
Collaboration 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.