The winter-weary across the U.S. are looking forward to summer heat. For people who don't live near a natural lake, low-head dams can provide smooth, inviting swimming holes.
But that glassy surface often belies serious danger. According to a report from Brigham Young University, 441 people have died in 235 of these dams across the country since the 1950s.
Scott McFetridge of the Associated Press joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.
- Scott McFetridge, Associated Press news editor for Iowa and Nebraska. He tweets @smcfetridge.
This segment aired on April 17, 2015.