Chattahoochee RiverWarden

Using science, education and advocacy to protect the middle Chattahoochee and its tributaries

The Mighty Chattahoochee River

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.


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ACF Stakeholders Pass Sustainable Water Management Plan


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Alabama won’t join Florida’s court fight over water with Georgia

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

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  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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The finger pointing has started in the ACF Water War!

   Greg Bluestein @bluestein Georgia flatly rejects Florida’s water wars arguments January 24, 2015 | Filed in: Water Wars. Comments 78 Lake Lanier in 2009 A tersely-worded legal filing this month attempts to shut down most of Florida’s arguments in the long-running battle with Georgia over regional water rights. The 33-page document, filed this month in… View Article

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AAS chemical workshop

Want to protect a creek or lake in your neighborhood? It’s easy! Sign up for a free, fun workshop and join our team of Adopt-A-Stream volunteers. Call (706) 649-2326 or visit for more details.

Chattahoochee Webcam

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Columbus is the star of a new webcam sponsored by Chattahoochee RiverWarden, Columbus Water Works, and USGS. Check out the beautiful real-time view of the Chattahoochee from the 14th Street bridge. You can even take over the controls to pan and zoom for a closer look.

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