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Drought Watch: Severity Levels Worsen in Western Big Bend


Date: 11/23/2016 2:47:00 PM

Locations along the Chattahoochee River and the tri-state junction are now included in the second-worst drought classification, Extreme. Agricultural preparations for the winter have been disrupted by the worsening drought in many parts of southwest and

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Big plans in works for zip line that crosses the Chattahoochee River


Date: 11/22/2016 3:31:00 PM

A major expansion is planned for the Blue Heron zip line that crosses the Chattahoochee River, Whitewater Express owner Dan Gilbert confirmed this week. The expansion will bring a zip line back across the Chattahoochee from Phenix City to Columbus and

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Physical Map of Georgia


Date: 11/22/2016 5:57:00 AM

The region features some of the tallest mountains and beautiful valleys in Georgia. The headwaters of the Chattahoochee River (Georgia's longest at 436 miles) lie in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Other major rivers in the state are: the Altamaha River

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Construction work to begin at water reclamation center

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 11/21/2016 10:28:00 AM

Mining work also has begun on the 10-feet diameter, five-mile tunnel that connects the raw water intake on the Chattahoochee River to the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant and former Bellwood Quarry. The WSP’s benefits include the increase of Atlanta’s

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This Georgia drought bears the mark of fire


Date: 11/18/2016 9:34:00 PM

Georgia and Florida are waging legal battle in a Maine courtroom over an equitable sharing of the Chattahoochee River — metro Atlanta’s municipal and economic lifeblood. The stakes are enormous. If Georgia loses, less water could be available for

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 525 Miles
• Surface Area: 25,864 Acres
• Volume: 604,527 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,440 Square Miles
Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.
The construction of West Point Dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962. Congress authorized the project for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation.

West Point Dam controls flooding of the river by managing seasonal variations in water flow. The project provides water storage for navigation on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway, running 260 river miles from Apalachicola, Florida to Columbus, Georgia. The powerhouse's three generators produce enough power yearly to serve 24,000 homes.
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