Georgia rivers map

Georgia rivers map

Georgia rivers map

If you're planning a trip to Georgia, you'll find great places to visit in from top to bottom. This map of the river systems in Georgia will help you pinpoint the best area for your adventure.Toccoa River - Flowing from beneath Blue Ridge Dam in Fannin County lies the cold, clear water of the lower Toccoa River. This 15-mile river stretch has earned a reputation among anglers as one of the best trout rivers in north Georgia. Due to its relatively large size, it is a favored water for fly-fishing enthusiasts. Fish the Toccoa with caution, as water levels can rise quickly during the times water is released from Blue Ridge Dam.


That means that if you live in Georgia, you live no more than a few miles from a river or stream! And of course, your local creek flows into a bigger stream or river, which is part of a greater watershed — an area of land that has one thing in common: that when rain falls within its borders, all that water eventually will flow to the same place. Georgia’s rivers are divided into 14 major basins and further broken into 52 watersheds. The words basin and watershed are often used interchangeably. Historically the word watershed referred to the dividing line between basins, but it is now commonly used to mean the same as for the word basin. The watershed or basin refers to not only the river but also all the land around the river that will drain to that river when it rains.


Users should note that the information contained in each of these maps is only entirely relevant to the Paddle Georgia trip it was created for. Not all river access points, pit stops, other features or points of interest noted here are on publicly accessible property. Also, river conditions noted on the maps may have changed, and the maps should be used for reference only and used with discretion. Georgia Rivers Shown on the Map: Alapaha River, Altamaha River, Brier Creek, Broad River, Canoche River, Chattahoochee River, Etowah River, Flint River, Ochlockonee River, Ocmulgee River, Oconee River, Ogeechee River, Ohoopee River, Oostanaula River, Satilla River, Savannah River, St. Marys River and Withlacoochee River. (Source: geology.com)


The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Georgia. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Georgia river and stream levels from USGS here. The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Georgia drought map here.

The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Georgia and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Georgia precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.Chattahoochee River from Buford Dam to Roswell Road and from Morgan Falls to Peachtree Creek - In addition to supplying nearly 70 percent of metro Atlanta's drinking water, the 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River between Buford Dam and Peachtree Creek offers some of the best trout fishing in north Georgia. (Source: www.n-georgia.com )




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