• 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 »

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?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.