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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  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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Lawyers for Georgia and Florida have been fighting over water for years but on one issue they appear to have something in common: pushing back against the litigation schedule pushed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s special master. In an order issued Dec. 19, special master Ralph Lancaster Jr. of Maine gave the states until mid-July… View Article

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The Schedule Is Speeding Up In The Latest Water Wars Battle

  Drought conditions exposed Lake Lanier’s lake bed in 2007. Credit John Bazemore / Associated Press   The state of Florida is suing Georgia over water, including over how much water metro Atlanta can take from Lake Lanier. When the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, officials expected it to take more than five… 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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