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 at Paces Mill and Vickery Creek 3/6/03
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has closed the Paces Mill and Vickery Creek areas of the park due to raw sewage spills. The sewer lines near the river have been overloaded due to heavy rains causing overflow of raw sewage into the Chattahoochee River and the surrounding parklands. Cobb County Water System is responsible for cleaning up Paces Mill, located off of Cobb County Parkway.
Did You Know?
That the word Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Muskogean word meaning "Marked Stoned." People have made the Chattahoochee River valley their home for thousands of years. The Cherokee were forced out in the 1830s as part of the "Trail of Tears".