Chattahoochee River Water Flow Schedual

When fishing the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta it's helpful to know how much water is being released by Buford Dam and Morgan Falls Dam depending on what part of the river you will be fishing. This is important for your fishing strategies, access and safety. The river can rise 10 feet or more!

Below are some of the links I use.

Buford Dam Water Level Current and Past 7 days: Click Here 

Buford Dam Today Water Release Schedule: Click Here 

Buford Dam Tomorrow water release schedule: Click Here

Below Morgan Falls Water Level Current and Past 7 days: Click Here 

Above Morgan Falls Water Level Current and Past 7 days: Click Here 

For Buford Dam water flow information you can call 770-945-1466 to get the daily release schedule or if you’re in the area between GA 20 and the dam you can tune your radio to AM 1610.

For Morgan Falls water flow you can call 404-329-1455.

One thing to keep in mind is when water is released from Buford Dam it takes time to get downstream.

LocationMiles DownstreamHours to Peak FlowHours to Subside
Highway 20 Bridge2.545 Min45 Min
Settles Bridge51.5 hrs3 hrs
McGinnis Ferry Bridge8.53 hrs6 hrs
Suwanee Creek103.5 hrs4 hrs
Rogers Bridge113.75 hrs7.25 hrs
Abbotts Bridge, GA 120134.5 hrs8 hrs
McClure Bridge145 hrs10 hrs
Medlock Bridge, GA 141176 hrs13 hrs
Jones Bridge196.5 hrs14 hrs
Holcomb Bridge238 hrs16 hrs
Island Ford2910 hrs20 hrs
Roswell Rd., U.S. 193110.5 hrs21 hrs
Morgan Falls3511.5 hrsCheck MF Release

Below are float times for raft, tube or canoe from park to park along the river.

From

To

Distance
(approximate)

Float time in Hours

.

Canoe

Raft

Buford Dam

Abbotts Bridge

13 miles

6-8

9-10

Abbotts Bridge

Medlock Bridge

4 miles

1-2

3-4

Medlock Bridge

Jones Bridge

3 miles

1-1.5

1.5-2

Jones Bridge

Chattahoochee River Park *

12 miles

6-8

9-12

Morgan Falls Dam

Johnson Ferry

2 miles

.5-1

1-2

Johnson Ferry

Powers Island

3.5 miles

1-3

2-4

Powers Island

Paces Mill **

3 miles

1-2

1-3


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