One of the most talked about stories in the country right now is about a missing submarine in the North Atlantic Ocean. If you haven't heard about this story, definitely look it up! The fast explanation is, there's a 5-passenger submarine that takes people 12,500+ feet deep into the ocean to see the wreckage of the Titanic, and it hasn't returned from it's last voyage... SCARY.

This got me thinking about the deep waters in Idaho, and whether or not people think deep waters are scary. Are you afraid of deep water? Even if it's beautiful lakes in Idaho?

As we approach the middle of summer, many of us are excited to visit Idaho's stunning lakes and enjoy quality time with friends and family. It's essential to remember, however, that while these lakes offer beauty and excitement, they can also present extreme dangers. Prioritizing safety is crucial to ensure a memorable and incident-free experience.

Here are the top 3 dangers/hazards to be aware of in Idaho's deep lakes:

1. Underwater Hazards: Submerged hazards that may not be visible from the surface. (Rocks, fallen trees, branches, and debris etc.)

2. Cold Water & Hypothermia: Deep lakes, particularly those fed by mountain streams or snowmelt, can have cold water temperatures even during the summer months.

3. Strong Currents & Undertows: Perhaps one of the most prevalent dangers in Idaho lakes, and the cause of many drownings, is the unexpected strong currents, inflows, outflows, and swirling water patterns.

It's essential to familiarize yourself with these hazards and take necessary precautions when visiting Idaho's lakes. Keep scrolling for the deepest lakes in Idaho and more! 👇

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