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3/23/2017 6:03:00 AM
Reporter Newspapers
Bauman referred to “baseball-mageddon,” while Mayor Rusty Paul only half-jokingly suggested a “Braves navy” of kayaks and boats that people could use to get to the stadium via the Chattahoochee River.

3/19/2017 11:09:56 PM
Hike the kid-friendly Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, exploring the Chattahoochee River in a wildlife-filled, shady forest south of Atlanta. Hike the Sope Creek Trail to the ruins of a stacked-stone Civil War-era paper mill on the banks ...

3/17/2017 2:43:00 PM
Columbus, Georgia — we are officially open for business!” 4. Saturday Night Live skit takes jab at Chattahoochee whitewater course The Chattahoochee River whitewater course got an pop culture mention over the weekend during a Saturday Night Live skit ...

3/17/2017 12:42:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thanks to the recent acquisition of a key Gwinnett County property, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is now 55 acres bigger. The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced Friday the purchase of the property near Suwanee ...

3/16/2017 10:04:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The Chattahoochee River running through the Alpine Village of Helen will be stocked with more than 400 pounds of fish for the Helen Trout Tournament. The 28th annual event will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Helen Chamber of Commerce ...

3/16/2017 1:11:00 AM
American Rivers
The Corps operates a string of large reservoirs up and down the Chattahoochee River, including one at the Chattahoochee’s confluence with the Flint River at the Georgia-Florida state line. We and our partners made some headway with this long-overdue and ...

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

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3/13/2017 5:00:00 PM
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a great place for a picnic, a leisurely walk, or boating on a sunny afternoon. The 48 miles of the river that the park contains can take up the whole day or just a few hours for a quick getaway from the ...

3/13/2017 1:00:00 AM
The gates open at 9 a.m. and close at dusk. 5. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area If you are looking for a fun spot to take the family for an outdoor adventure, then the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has got you covered.

3/10/2017 10:17:00 AM
A local kayaking enthusiast joins the News 3 Midday Community Watch to share his incredible experience paddling 300 miles down the Chattahoochee River. Jonathan Lee says he plans to do it again and this time, to support a good cause. Lee says this trip ...

3/10/2017 8:21:00 AM
Saporta Report
in Murray County; Johns Creek, in Floyd County. Although the Chatahoochee River isn’t on the list, rainbow and brown trout are safe to eat when caught in the stretch that passes through metro Atlanta – from Buford Dam south to Peachtree Creek ...

3/6/2017 9:43:00 AM
Whether visitors choose to explore fascinating attractions such as the Civil War battlefields, visit the Georgian-German town of Helen or float on a tube down the Chattahoochee River, Georgia offers a range of activities that appeal to a variety of ...

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/5/2017 8:16:00 AM
Atlanta Progressive News
(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia Power has announced its intentions to suspend plans to build nuclear reactors in Stewart County, Georgia on the Chattahoochee River. In Georgia Power’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) the Public Service Commission (PSC ...

3/4/2017 8:32:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
A full Lake Lanier level would be 1,071 feet. North of Lake Lanier, up around where the Chattahoochee River’s headwaters are located in the north Georgia mountains, extreme drought conditions still exist, according to the United States Drought Monitor.

3/2/2017 6:22:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The creeks and rivers are slightly-to-very-stained. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid 50s. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling 770-945-1466. Bass fishing is good ...

3/2/2017 1:28:00 PM
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced Thursday it will ease outdoor water use requirements in 86 counties, but not in those north Georgia communities dependent on the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier for water supply.

3/1/2017 10:08:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Where did the excess water go? After lots of property damage and loss of life, the fresh water flowed down the Chattahoochee River and into Apalachicola Bay. Was the oyster and shrimp industry harmed by too much fresh water added to the bay? No!

2/28/2017 7:02:00 PM
The W.C. Bradley Co. is poised to announce the largest real estate venture in its long history on Wednesday when it goes public with plans for a $52 million residential and retail complex along the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus. The company has ...

2/28/2017 5:37:00 PM
Jake Koehler is a pretty regular dude. He loves surfing, fishing, freediving and hanging out at the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia. Jake's found a lot of cool stuff on his dives, from GoPros and iPhones lost by rafters to knives and pistols.

2/27/2017 5:24:00 PM
The land is on the Lake Oliver reservoir of the Chattahoochee River. The DNR now is asking residents for additional comments. They can see the plan online at http://www.gastateparks.org and send comments to Director.GSPHS@dnr.state.ga.us.

2/27/2017 8:59:00 AM
Whether visitors choose to explore fascinating attractions such as the Civil War battlefields, visit the Georgian-German town of Helen or float on a tube down the Chattahoochee River, Georgia offers a range of activities that appeal to a variety of ...

2/24/2017 4:35:00 PM
JD Supra
One of the reservoirs in the ACF system is Lake Lanier, at the upper end of the Chattahoochee River. Approximately 65 percent of the Corps' usable storage is in this reservoir, which is a principal source of public water supply for the City of Atlanta.

2/24/2017 4:29:00 PM
Reporter Newspapers
In Buckhead, Chattahoochee Now will install two benches at Standing Peachtree Park so that visitors can sit and enjoy the view of the Chattahoochee River. A new interpretive sign honoring the historic significance of the site and importance of the river ...

2/23/2017 3:55:00 PM
About an hour east of Warner Robins, and lying in the heart of the Chattahoochee River Valley, Columbus is quickly growing into one of Georgia’s most eclectic urban centers, perfectly balancing a mix of big city vibrancy with small-town charisma.

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

2/21/2017 7:54:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Georgia has been warring with Alabama and Florida for decades over rights to water in the Chattahoochee River, along with lakes, such as as Lanier, that feed it. “Lake Lanier is under pressure from numerous directions, not the least of which is the ...

2/21/2017 7:46:00 PM
Public input was gathered last summer for the future 1,580-acre state park on Lake Oliver, which is part of the Chattahoochee River. The master plan includes cottages, RV and tent camping, lakeview platform campsites, hiking and biking trails, disc golf ...

2/21/2017 9:05:00 AM
But if you need extra convincing, the restaurant is right on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Just imagine how gorgeous that view is all lit up at night, as you sit across from that special someone. I'm swooning already. If there's a restaurant that ...

2/20/2017 4:12:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
According to a project map, this work represents the first phase of a five-phase proposal to improve Medlock Bridge for nearly its entire length through Johns Creek, from McGinnis Ferry Road on the north to the Chattahoochee River on the south, as well as ...

2/19/2017 10:56:00 PM
11 Alive
Out of the 120 sites and parks participating nationally, four are in Georgia, including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Cumberland Island National Seashore Fort Pulaski National Monument The ...

2/19/2017 10:07:00 AM
Saporta Report
Since Atlanta is bisected by the Chattahoochee River, which serves as a drinking water source, runoff from the land directly impacts the river’s water quality. Misuse or overuse of fertilizers and pesticides can result in water contamination as these ...

2/17/2017 12:34:00 PM
When you think of Canoe restaurant, located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Vinings, a burger joint is not what comes to mind. Make no mistake, it's not a joint, but is does have a delicious burger on the menu because...well why not, right?

2/16/2017 10:24:00 AM
It is a challenge, though, for people that are downstream on the Chattahoochee River of metro Atlanta. The more metro Atlanta is allowed to pull from Lake Lanier, the less that communities like Columbus will receive in flows down the Chattahoochee River ...

2/16/2017 8:47:00 AM
Saporta Report
The trail funding will come out of the City of Atlanta’s TSPLOST revenue, and it will build the first segment of the Proctor Creek Greenway, spanning from Maddox Park to the Chattahoochee River. “Today’s financial commitment is yet another example ...

2/15/2017 9:37:00 PM
The project includes a seven-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail spanning from Maddox Park to the Chattahoochee River. The Proctor Creek Greenway will result in 50 acres of linear park and 400 acres of greenspace to Atlanta’s Westside. In addition ...

2/15/2017 6:10:00 PM
The Telegraph
Many probably have families of their own. The dispute had Alabama wanting more water from Lake Lanier created by the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River to cool its nuclear plant. Further downstream, Florida wanted the “hooch’s” water to feed ...

2/15/2017 2:58:00 PM
The senator's proposed study would have to be conducted before the Corps of Engineers issues an updated water control manual for the federal hydropower dams and reservoirs it operates on the Chattahoochee River. Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican ...

2/14/2017 9:00:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
It's known as the water wars between Georgia and Florida, focused on the Chattahoochee River, and it's a story I've covered for decades. On Tuesday, the case master denied Florida's request for relief. The win says Georgia's not going to have to yield more ...

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