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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Paces Mill and Gold Branch Units Reopen 6/19/03

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Date: June 19, 2003
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?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930s. 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.