• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    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 »

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Hibiscus laevis

Floridata.com

The Halberd Rosemallow (Hibiscus laevis) is a perennial herb that grows 4-6 feet tall. It features large, showy flowers which are light pink or white with scarlet throats. Its 5 petals open in the daytime for one day only and close tightly in the evening. A succession of blooms occur from May-November and grow best in full sun and moist soil. It attracts butterflies and is a good source of nectar. Related to okra, this plant has a gummy sap. (Other members of the mallow family produce sap that, when whipped with sugar, was the origin of our marshmallow candy!)

Did You Know?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.