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Chattahoochee River
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Chattahoochee River at Jones Bridge Park in Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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Map of the Apalachicola River system with the Chattahoochee highlighted in dark blue.
Country United States
State Georgia, Alabama, Florida
Physical characteristics
Main source near Jacks Knob
Blue Ridge Mountains, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
3,550 ft (1,080 m)
River mouth Apalachicola River
confluence with Flint River, near Jim Woodruff Dam
75 ft (23 m)
Length 430 mi (690 km)
Discharge
  • Minimum rate:
    0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    10,090 cu ft/s (286 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    195,000 cu ft/s (5,500 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 8,770 sq mi (22,700 km2)

The Chattahoochee River forms the southern half of the Alabama and Georgia border. It is a tributary of the Apalachicola River. The Chattahoochee River is about 430 miles (690 km) long.

The Chattahoochee, Flint, and Apalachicola rivers together make up the Apalachicola–Chattahoochee–Flint River Basin (ACF River Basin).


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