The Chattahoochee River begins its journey south on the southern edge of the Blue Ridge mountains, just below Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest point at 4,784 feet. The word Chattahoochee is derived from the Creek Indian words meaning painted rock. From its birthplace at Coon Den Ridge in Union County, Georgia, the river flows south for 430 miles to its confluence with the Flint River. The Chattahoochee basin drains an area of 8,770 square miles and is the most heavily used water resource in Georgia.
Dave Williams Staff Writer Atlanta Business Chronicle Related Content New plan not final word in water wars The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is extending the public comment period on its new water-sharing plan for the Chattahoochee River basin. The agency announced Friday it is giving interested parties an additional 45 days to respond to… View Article
Alabama has passed on the legal fight raging between Florida and Georgia over regional water rights. The state said in a recent legal filing that it “does not believe that it is a necessary party” in the 2013 lawsuit brought by Florida, which has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to cap Georgia’s water usage and… View Article
Environmental groups in Georgia and a seafood workers group in Franklin County are among the organizations required to turn over information in a legal dispute over water between Florida and Georgia.This week, Florida issued subpoenas to 13 utilities, cities, counties and conservation groups in Georgia including the Georgia River Network, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the… View Article
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