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Hazard: Electric Fence - Thurso River: Halkirk section

Tue 02 October 2018

Electric fence right across the river on the Halkirk section of Thurso River

The electric fence is located at Gerston Farm, which is just above the village of Halkirk at the start of a grade 1/2 rapid on a right hand bend when two small islands (river right) and farm buildings on river left come into view. The fence was 1m above water level on river right and at river level on river left. The river level today was low for this section (0.44m)  - at high levels it would be a serious hazard on river right and also difficult to spot and avoid.