Chattahoochee RiverWarden

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


Water Monitoring

CRW Staff and Volunteers monitor over 30 sites every month to check water quality in the Chattahoochee River, Lake Oliver, Lake Harding, and tributaries such as Roaring Branch, Weracoba, Bull Creek, and many others. If issues are found, creative steps are taken to restore the water quality to safe levels.


The Chattahoochee River is the lifeblood of our community and we believe it is the community’s job to care for it! Our education programs can be adapted to all age levels and are designed to inspire a love for the river and motivate community members to actively care for their local environment.

Permit Watch

We monitor potential sources of pollution by auditing NPDES permits for our community. Any violations are promptly reported to authorities and our staff follows up long after the issue is resolved to insure no more violations by that permit holder are occurring.


We spend as much time as possible on the lakes, streams, and river, checking in on past problem areas and looking for new issues. This crucial portion of our work leads to many discoveries and helps us to keep the river clean and healthy.

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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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