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Chattahoochee River


The Chattahoochee River originates from mountain springs, primarily Chattahoochee Spring, in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Habersham County. It flows southwestward, being joined by the Soque River and Chestatee River, eventually passing from the mountains into the piedmont area and flowing through Atlanta. Continuing its course, it flows through western Georgia, eventually becoming part of West Point Lake in Troup County on the Georgia/Alabama border. From there it flows southward, forming the Georgia/Alabama border, through Columbus, Georgia, before finally emptying into Lake Seminole, along with the Flint River. From Lake Seminole, the Apalachicola River flows southward through the panhandle of Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. The Chattahoochee River is Georgia’s longest, at 436 miles.

Links:

Chattahoochee River (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
Chattahoochee River (Brown’s Guide to Georgia)
Chattahoochee River Poster (Brown’s Guide to Georgia)
Chattahoochee River (Georgia River Network)
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (National Park Service)
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The Chattahoochee: A RIver of History (Columbus Museum)
Chattahoochee River (SherpaGuide)
Chattahoochee River (About North Georgia)
Chattahoochee River Basin Watershed Protection Plan (Environmental Protection Division)

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Chattahoochee River Map
Source: Reid McCallister and Charles Pou

Chattahoochee River View large image

Chattahoochee River near Helen, Georgia
Source: Jim Kundell

Chattahoochee River View large image

Chattahoochee River Below Buford Dam
Source: Jim Kundell

Chattahoochee River View large image

Chattahoochee River Near Atlanta, Georgia
Source: Jim Kundell

Chattahoochee River View large image

Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia
Source: Ed Jackson