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4/20/2017 7:15:00 PM
mypanhandle.com
That decreases the flow of water down the Chattahoochee river, which flows into the Apalachicola river. Experts blame the water shortage for killing Franklin County's oyster industry. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the issue soon.

4/20/2017 5:44:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Thursday Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr was in town speaking at the Chattahoochee River Club. The Attorney General spoke inside a room full of attorneys and other members of the bar. Carr addressed everything from the water wars to ...

4/20/2017 4:21:00 PM
Reporter Newspapers
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s estimated visits and economic impact declined more than 10 percent last year, but the park is still a major contributor to the local economy, according to an annual federal report. The park system drew ...

4/18/2017 2:25:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
The event was held on the Chattahoochee River at the Whitewater Good Wave in front of RiverWalk Island. “It was awesome to win on my home wave,” Mason said. “I train down here all the time.” There were eight kayakers in his category and three were ...

4/17/2017 7:12:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
After retiring in 2013 from 22 years as a human resources manager with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, she has starred in the “Rollin with Kristine” wheelchair travel show on YouTube, including whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River, ...

4/17/2017 9:57:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
334-201-5510, coosaoutdoorcenter.com. Not all of the waterways are calm and serene. The white water along the Chattahoochee River near Phenix City features several difficult and and 10 smaller rapids that are part of one of the longest urban, white-water ...

4/13/2017 9:56:00 AM
Americus Times-Recorder
DAWSON — The Lower Chattahoochee River Soil & Water Conservation District announces the 2017 Soil Stewardship theme: “Healthy Soils are Full of Life”. Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 30- May 7, and is a fun and educational ...

4/12/2017 7:51:00 PM
Patch
Students from St. Pius X Catholic High School, assisted by members of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, recently released trout fingerlings into the Chattahoochee River. The project started approximately three months ago when the school ...

4/11/2017 4:16:00 PM
WRBL
The tornadoes are as follows. The first tornado of the day started in Barbour County moved into extreme northern Henry County then crossed the Chattahoochee River moving into Quitman County. This tornado had maximum winds of 115 mph and a rating on the ...

4/11/2017 9:02:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
The kayakers are competing for prizes in different classes in the competition, which begins Friday on the Chattahoochee River at Whitewater’s Good Wave in front of RiverWalk Island. It will start again Saturday at 1 p.m. and go until 5 p.m. It is free to ...

4/8/2017 8:18:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Unsafe levels of E. coli have made it a bad idea to hop into the Chattahoochee River for probably the whole weekend, according to the latest water readings. The United States Geological Survey’s BacteriAlert system has a health advisory in place after a ...

4/7/2017 7:26:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Unsafe levels of E. coli have made it a bad idea to hop into the Chattahoochee River for probably the whole weekend, according to the latest water readings. The United States Geological Survey’s BacteriAlert system has a health advisory in place after a ...

4/6/2017 1:24:00 PM
accesswdun.com
Drought operations will reduce the flow of water from Lake Lanier into the Chattahoochee River, which ultimately feeds the Apalachicola River. “By entering drought operations, the minimum flow into the Apalachicola River to protect threatened and ...

4/6/2017 7:45:00 AM
La Grange Daily News
Last year, 582 volunteers pulled 15.5 tons of trash from the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries, and the Riverkeeper organization is seeing the effect of the cleanup in the rivers and lakes. “We’ve been doing that clean up since we started in 1994 ...

4/5/2017 8:59:00 PM
Times-Georgian
“Sweep the Hooch brings together a whole lot of volunteers to clean the Chattahoochee River,” said Parks and Recreation Department director Ben Skipper. “From the Girl Scouts to businesses, we had people who came out last year and got about two ...

4/3/2017 3:51:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
The Chattahoochee Keeper is a nonprofit organization started in 1994 that’s dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon them. One of the main reasons of the ...

4/3/2017 7:55:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
In 1973, in response to growing concerns about the Chattahoochee River, the Georgia General Assembly enacted the Metropolitan River Protection Act (MRPA). It established a 2000-foot corridor along both banks of the Chattahoochee for the 48 miles between ...

4/1/2017 5:53:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
“But when I was a kid, Columbus was way different. This was never a possibility,” he said of his work on and along the Chattahoochee River. “Maybe six or seven years ago, I would have never dreamed that I would have this job. But now that I ...

3/30/2017 1:57:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Federal officials approved a water plan Thursday that would give metro Atlanta virtually all the water it needs from Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River, a decision that likely will trigger a wave of new litigation from Georgia’s neighbors.

3/29/2017 10:13:00 AM
Patch
Aria Salons in downtown Alpharetta and the Collection at Forsyth have joined forces to raise money to support Chattahoochee River Keeper! Aria Salons in downtown Alpharetta and The Collection at Forsyth have been working hard raising money and awareness ...

3/26/2017 1:25:00 AM
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 ...

3/23/2017 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
atlantatrails.com
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
Ledger-Enquirer
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 ...

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/15/2017
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3/13/2017 5:00:00 PM
nationalparks.org
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
atlanta.net
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
WRBL
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
tripstodiscover.com
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 ...

3/6/2017
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
accesswdun.com
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!





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