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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    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 »

Buford Dam Lower Pool Park Closed for Repairs

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Date: September 29, 2008
Contact: Mark Williams, 770-945-9531

The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier announced today that the Lower Pool Park, located below Buford Dam, will be closed 2-3 weeks due to road maintenance. Closure will begin on Monday September 29th. Visitors will be diverted to the nearby Powerhouse Park located on the east side of Buford Dam.

The Powerhouse Park has river access for trout fishermen but does not have a boat ramp.

The Powerhouse Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions contact the Corps of Engineers at 770-945-9531.

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.