Sorry to hear about your jacket, but if it was near the dam it might be in a million pieces by now
My buddy, wife and I went fishing above the dam when they originally drained the water (there were some big northerns in there). Told my wife to stay put near the dam...don't walk on the mud flats!
What does she do...she walkes on the mud flats and sinks in to here upper thighs
Luckily she managed to get herself out, but was covered with mud. Went home and just threw the pants by the deck outside. About a week later they were full of holes! Arsnic my friend is NOT a friendly chemical