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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Temporary Trail Detour at Cochran Shoals

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Date: February 14, 2013
Contact: Rick Slade, Chief of Resource Management, 678-538-1321

SANDY SPRINGS, GA: From Monday, February 18 through Monday, March 11, sections of the Cochran Shoals multi-use loop trail will be detoured. The detour will be in place continuously throughout this time and will affect a 500-foot segment of the upland (northwest) side of the trail beginning at the Columns Drive parking lot.

The purpose of the detour is to ensure visitor safety during required maintenance of the Colonial Pipeline gas transmission easement. The maintenance work will consist of replacing a segment of the pipeline. For more information or updates, please contact the park's visitor center at 678-538-1200 or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/chat.

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Did You Know?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.