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 »
Storm Damage Cleanup Efforts Underway at Chattahoochee River NRA 9/20/04
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area sustained major storm damage from Hurricane Ivan, including 200 down trees, five miles of washed out roads, raw sewage spills in two of the units, 500 linear feet of split rail fencing lost, and flooding of several park buildings. The headquarters area was without power for 27 hours and IT service, including phones, was restored after 88 hours.
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.