• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

  • Call for Water Release Schedule

    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) grows to approximately 11 inches in length with a wingspan of about 16 inches. They are common and widespread in woods, and travel in small groups or pairs. Their diet consists of insects as well as acorns, other seeds, and also bird eggs and nestlings. Their bright blue wings and tail, blue crest and black "necklace" make them unmistakable. They construct their nests in trees of twigs, bark, leaves, and human-made objects, lined with fine rootlets. Blue Jays are unique among American jays in that they migrate regularly in autumn, when flocks of hundreds move southward on the coast and through mountains in the East.Their call is a shrill, descending "jaaaaaaaay".

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.