Thursday 15 April 2021
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Strainers are extremely dangerous!

A strainer is an obstruction in a river that only limited amounts water can pass through.

The best way to think about a strainer is to visualise paddling down a section of river that is being pushed through a colander that has loads of holes in it but none of them are big enough for a person or boat to pass through. A strainer can be anything from a tree that is stuck into some rocks to a car that someone may have dumped in the river.

Strainers are always bad so make sure you stay well away from them.