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 »
Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad
Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
Size: 2.2 to 3.8 cm long (¾" to 1 ½")
General Description: Small egg shaped body, plump, with pointed snout and a fold of skin across the back of the head. Skin smooth and reddish brown to dark gray. May have light colored stripes along sides of body. Mottled belly. Single spade on each hind foot. Male has dark colored throat.
Reproduction: Breeds April to October right after rains.
Habitat: Tends to hide under debris or decaying vegetation near the edge of water bodies; ponds, ditches, etc. Can burrow quickly into leaf litter or loose soil.
Voice: Call is a vibrant bleat sometimes with a short preliminary peep; the call lasts ½ to 4 seconds. Call has been likened to the bleat of a lamb or an electric buzzer.
Did You Know?
Hewlett Lodge was once the Summer home of Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930s, using timber from the near the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete. Today it is home to the Island Ford Visitor Center.