• 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 »

Switchgrass

Switchgrass

Panicum anceps

Ted Bodner @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Switchgrass, (Panicum anceps) is a native, warm season perennial and a member of the grass family. This grass grows from 2 to 4 feet tall. The seedhead is 6 to 14 inches long. Vegetative growth begins in February and is usually completed by May or June. It prefers moist to wet soil and can often be found near wetlands. Deer enjoy grazing on Switchgrass, and birds eat the seeds.

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.