Use the graph below to determine the river discharge/flow rate when putting in at Buford Dam, Ga. 20 Bridge, Settles Bridge, or McGinnis Ferry. Make sure you cancel your trip if the flow rate is high or rising!
Daily fluctuations in the chart are due to water releases from Buford Dam. Notice how quickly the flow rate can increase!
For additional information about water temperature and gage height at this location visit the USGS website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/uv?site_no=02334430.
Play It Safe!
Please use the guidelines below for the type of watercraft you will be using for a safe and enjoyable day on the river.
The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text (SMS) messages when certain parameters, as measured by a USGS real-time data-collection station, exceed user-definable thresholds. The development and maintenance of the WaterAlert system is supported by the USGS and its partners, including numerous federal, state, and local agencies. Subscribe to WaterAlert for this location.
Last updated: July 15, 2019