Sat., May 18, 2013 11:00am
Government leaders and land conservationists are working to develop a seven-mile trail that would link Atlanta's BeltLine trail system to the Chattahoochee River.
Tue., May 7, 2013 11:00am
Authorities say recent rains have sent bacteria levels soaring in the Chattahoochee River. Sally Bethea of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Organization advises people not to touch the water. She said that E. coli is a major concern.
Tue., April 16, 2013 4:00pm
Lake Lanier is back up to its full water level for the first time in two years. That’s good news for homeowners, boaters and others using the lake. But some worry Georgians will give up the few water restrictions they may be following now.
Fri., March 8, 2013 1:00pm
After more than a decade of planning and construction, a man-made whitewater course on the Chattahoochee River will open May 25. It is expected to attract adventurers from around the South. Business and civic leaders on Thursday announced the opening date during a ceremony on a pedestrian bridge overlooking the river.
Mon., December 17, 2012 11:00am
The city of Columbus is tightening the rules for people out on the Chattahoochee River near the city. Starting this week the city is requiring life vests for anyone on the river between the North Highlands Dam and the Columbus Trade Center.
Thu., November 22, 2012 6:30am
Hikers who reach the end of the Appalachian Trail in north Georgia could eventually have the option of continuing another 500 miles. A national preservation group is working to connect the trail with the Gulf of Mexico via the Chattahoochee River.
Thu., October 11, 2012 10:00am
A conservation group says metro Atlanta has made incremental progress in reducing water use since 2011, but could do more. Atlanta-based Chattahoochee Riverkeeper released the findings as part of a 40-page update to its 2011 report, "Filling the Water Gap: Conservation Successes and Missed Opportunities in Metro Atlanta."
Mon., October 8, 2012 10:00am
Officials are urging the federal government to reconsider a decision to quit staffing navigational locks built on the Chattahoochee River south of Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala.
Thu., September 20, 2012 2:16pm
Uptown Columbus businesses asked a consultant to come up with ways the city can capitalize on a new whitewater rapids facility. Now they have to figure out how to make the recommendations happen.
Tue., May 15, 2012 2:30pm
The national conservation group “American Rivers” named Georgia’s Chattahoochee River as one of “America’s Most Endangered” Tuesday. One of the reasons is a proposed reservoir in Hall County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now considering public comments about that project.