• 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 »

Invasive Species

Invasive species (also known as exotic or non-native species) present a threat to native ecosystems. Not only do invasive plants outcompete native plant species by draining soil resources and blocking sunlight, but by doing so they often impact native wildlife by eliminating their food sources and habitats. Invasive animals become problems in similar ways: they eliminate food supplies for native animals and with no natural predators, they can reproduce at prolific rates.

There are a few easy ways to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. Follow the links below for more information:

Invasive Plants

Invasive Animals

Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.