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 »
New Trail Construction at Paces Mill
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
Contact: Cobb County Department of Transportation, 770-528-1602
The trail leading to Rottenwood Creek at Paces Mill will be closed from February 13 to June 1, 2006. Cobb County received a grant from the Federal Highway Administration and will be constructing a multi-use trail through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. It will begin at Paces Mill and parallel the Chattahoochee River to Rottenwood Creek. Once this section is completed, the trail will continue through National Park Service property following Rottenwood Creek to Cumberland Boulevard and ending at Interstate North Parkway. The latter section will be closed to the public from June 1, 2006 – February 1, 2007. The trail will eventually connect to other green trails within Cobb County.
Upon completion, the multi-use trail will be open to bicycles, strollers, joggers, and walkers. The trail surface will be constructed with pervious concrete. Motorized vehicles, skateboards and roller blades will be restricted from the trail. For more information, contact Cobb County Department of Transportation, 770-528-1602.
Did You Know?
Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930's. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.