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 »
Deadline for Public Comment on National Park Service General Management Plan 6/30/04
Contact: David Ek, Chief of Science and Resource Management, 678-538-1321
The National Park Service is accepting public comment on the draft General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement until July 30. The plan evaluates four alternatives for the future management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area over the next 15-20 years. It also defines the strategies that will be implemented to ensure the park is enjoyed by a diverse group of visitors while protecting park resources. Written comments are being accepted by FAX
To review the Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement on-line, go to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area park website at http://www.nps.gov/chat/gmp.htm. Copies of the plan are also available at several public libraries including East Marietta Library in Marietta and the Peachtree Corners Branch in Norcross. A complete list of libraries is included in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area newsletter, The Journey, also available on the website. For more information, contact the park at 678-538-1321.
Did You Know?
Hewlett Lodge was once the Summer home of Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930s, using timber from the near the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete. Today it is home to the Island Ford Visitor Center.