Water keeps showing up in my dreams.
I dreamed that I was somehow selected, without my knowledge, to participate in the testing of a new set of locks on a river. To begin, I was left in a swampy, weedy, muddy part of a river system, alone in a sort of innertube with a rubber bottom. It was big enough for me to kneel in while holding onto some handles. So, I was just sitting in this swamp in the innertube, wondering what was going on.
I heard a strange sound and saw a wall of water crashing toward me. Apparently they had opened a part of the locks to let the water into this area where I was. I was pretty scared, assuming that I'd be killed by the rushing water. Instead, however, I was buoyed up on the wall of water. It was washing me back toward the locks and I was riding the waves. I was screaming, but it was pretty fun. I saw the mechanisms of the locks approaching and I was sure that I'd be sucked under, but somehow I ended up on the deck of the locks. Everyone was clapping and slapping me on the back.
I made my way to the locker rooms and realized that I was in charge of this little girl, whose mother was the next person (victim?) who would take the same ride that I had. It was my responsibility to get this girl ready for her mother's arrival, which was fast approaching. I had to wash her hair, which was short and very curly. I wished that I had curly hair. I was trying to get her to hurry up and rinse her hair in the shower before her mother returned.