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 »
Raw Sewage Spills Close Paces Mill 6/17/03
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
Heavy rains have once again caused the sewer lines along the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries to overflow causing raw sewage to spill into surrounding park lands. This is the third incident within three months whereby the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area must close Paces Mill. Flooding along the entrance road prohibits access to Paces Mill, while several areas within the park have raw sewage spilling on or near park trails. In addition, sewer spills have occurred along the mouth of Big Creek, near Vickery Creek and Azalea Drive.
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.