The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World
The strid in the English County of North Yorkshire doesn’t look all the threatening but don’t let this death trap fool you. The Strid is a section of the River Wharfe which measures between 30 ft or 9 meters in width to just a few feet or 1 meter in width. This section of the 65 mile or 104 km River Wharfe has been labeled by local authorities as dangerous to enter with signs posted alarming everyone of its risks.
This river at first glance is very odd because the water is black, this is due to its extreme depth. If you look at how this river goes from being decently wide to incredibly narrow this is where the danger comes in. All the water has to go somewhere, usually this narrowing will create rapids thus indicating danger to the average person.