Chattahoochee River

river in the United States

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.[3]

Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee River at Jones Bridge Park in Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Map of the Apalachicola River system with the Chattahoochee highlighted in dark blue.
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia, Alabama, Florida
Physical characteristics
Sourcenear Jacks Knob
 - locationBlue Ridge Mountains, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
 - coordinates34°49′26″N 83°47′28″W / 34.82389°N 83.79111°W / 34.82389; -83.79111[2]
 - elevation3,550 ft (1,080 m)[1]
MouthApalachicola River
 - locationconfluence with Flint River, near Jim Woodruff Dam
 - coordinates30°42′32″N 84°51′50″W / 30.70889°N 84.86389°W / 30.70889; -84.86389[2]
 - elevation75 ft (23 m)[2]
Length430 mi (690 km)[3]
Basin size8,770 sq mi (22,700 km2)[3]
 - average10,090 cu ft/s (286 m3/s)[4]
 - minimum0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
 - maximum195,000 cu ft/s (5,500 m3/s)

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


  1. Calculated in Google Maps and Google Earth
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Chattahoochee River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin". River Basin Center. Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  4. "Water resources data for the United States, Water Year 2009; gage 02343801, Chattahoochee River near Columbia, GA" (PDF). USGS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2010.