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Old 10-27-07, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default Chattahoochee River - Water Release Info & Gage Heights

'Hooch Flows compliments of Atlanta Fly Fishing Club!

Here's an easy-to-use link to Buford Dam generation provided by Fertrout.

Gage Heights Along the River


Buford Dam Release Schedule:
Today Tomorrow

Lower Pool East
1/1 - 3/21: 7AM-5PM
3/22 - 9/12: 7AM-10PM
9/13 - 12/31: 7AM-5PM

However always play it safe and call COE's recorded hotline for most current release information before heading out or getting out on the river 770-945-1466. If near the Dam tune to 1610 AM.

Additional Gauge Info from NOAA. Same data, different format.

Station map:

Station data:,1,1,1,1,1
From Gatorbyte:

Jones Bridge:

Below Morgan Falls:,00060,00062

Atlanta near Paces:**************

Atlanta near Vinings,00060,00062


Bacteria alert/turbidity levels. This is a quick way to check the turbidity.

A kind of water level predictor by NOAA for the river at Vinings. Take with a grain of salt since it is subject to change.

Main page NOAA hydropgraphic information

Some basic general guidelines for safety when fishing the Hooch below the dam would be helpful.

1. check release schedule
2. PFD must be worn between dam and Hwy 20
3. Turbidity above 10 tends to be poor fishing conditions.


Army Corp of Engineers Info

Access courtesy of!
The Drifter

The contents of this message might be totally inaccurate, misguided or otherwise perverse. If you are stupid enough to follow any of the tips listed here and mess up yourself or your equipment, I am absolved of all responsibility. The information contained herein is based on my personal experience and by no means constitutes the correct way to do it. Your mileage may vary.

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Last edited by SlowStreamer; 05-10-15 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Updated links
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