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 »
Rough-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) is native to the Eastern United States. It is a member of the aster family and is a perennial which grows from 1-6 feet high. Because goldenrod attracts a wide variety of insects, it is beneficial to insectivorous birds. It prefers full sun to light shade, moist conditions, and soil that is sandy, loamy, or gravelly with a slightly acid pH. Look for blooms from July to October in fields, roadsides, and borders of woods.
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.