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 »
Paces Mill and Gold Branch Units Reopen 6/19/03
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has reopened Paces Mill, which was recently closed due to flooding and raw sewage spills. The Cobb County Water System has cleaned up the spills, and it is now safe for visitor use.
Gold Branch, located on Lower Roswell Road, will reopen Friday June 20. The heavy rains from the past two days has created severe gullies to the entrance road. Park staff is currently regarding the roadway for safe access by vehicles.
Did You Know?
Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.