Chattahoochee River User's Guide

Chattahoochee River User's Guide

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The Chattahoochee River is one of the premier waterways of Georgia and the Southeast. It is a mecca for summer recreation, a priceless natural resource that provides water and power for a great number of Georgia's citizens, and an essential component to the region's ecosystem. As public interest in both exploring and protecting Georgia's rivers such as the Chattahoochee grows, so too has the demand for clear and elegant guides to our rivers. The Chattahoochee River User's Guide--the latest in a series of river guides from Georgia River Network and the University of Georgia Press--aims to meet that demand. The Chattahoochee River User's Guide traces the 430-mile course of the Hooch from its headwaters at a spring on Coon Den Ridge near Jacks Knob in northeastern Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River, where they form the Apalachicola River. The Georgia River Network guides provide many little-known facts about Georgia's rivers, bring to life the river's cultural and natural history, and present river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local waterways. The guide includes * 200 color photographs * 32 user-friendly maps that reveal the towns, roads, entry points, bridges, public lands, parks, and other landmarks along the river's course from the southern Blue Ridge Mountains to the Georgia-Florida border * Detailed practical information about public access points, potential hazards, camping facilities, and GPS coordinates for points of interest * A primer on fishing * An introduction and safety overview, as well as a concise natural history guide to common flora and fauna of the river corridor Published in cooperation with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper... in 1814, U.S. soldiers constructed a fort to control the Creek Indians along what was then the western frontier ofGeorgia. ... The railroad bridge here marks the site ofMontgomerya#39;s Ferry, an early river ford operated by James Montgomery, anbsp;...

Title:Chattahoochee River User's Guide
Author: Joe Cook
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2014

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