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 »
Major Fish Kill at Rottenwood Creek 2/12/04
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
Thousands of fish are dead in Rottonwood Creek, along with salamanders and other organisms. At 2pm on Wednesday, February 11, a park visitor reported that there were dead fish lying in the bottom of the creek. Rottonwood Creek is a major tributary that flows into the Chattahoochee River within the Palisades unit in Cobb County. National Park Service biologists are working with the state to determine the source of this devastation. Until the cause of the fish kill can be determined, we are advising the public to avoid contact with Rottonwood Creek.
If anyone has information leading to the cause of the fish kill, contact the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at 678-538-1321.
Did You Know?
The Island Ford Visitor Contact Station was once the Summer family home of former Georgia Superior Court Judge Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930's, using timber from the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete.