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Etowah (I-J) Dawson Forest – Hwy9 to Kelly Bridge Rd

The Dawson Forest section of the Etowah River begins on Hwy 9 below Dawsonville Ga at a newly constructed ramp and parking lot. The parking is spacious and put is large graveled steps. Dawson Forest is a great place for a fun paddle and spotting wildlife. On a recent...

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Etowah (H-I) Hwy 53 – Hwy 9

In Progress.Enter River Description here. River Length and Gradient below are correct. Parking info at takeout is needed. River Difficulty: Beginner (Class 1)Distance: 3.96 miles (Hwy 53 to Hwy 9)Avg Gradient: 4.0 fpmMinimum Suggested Level: unknownRiver...

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Etowah (G-H) Dawsonville 136 to 53

In Progress.Enter River Description here. River Length and Gradient below are correct. Parking info at takeout is needed. River Difficulty: Beginner (Class 1)Distance: 3.96 miles (Hwy 136 to Hwy 53)Avg Gradient: 4.0 fpmMinimum Suggested Level: unknownRiver...

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Etowah (E-F) Falls Section

This is a lovely and scenic river, very quiet, relatively little development, even today, and the falls are always interesting. There are also several shoals offering challenges to the beginner.Portage the falls over the rocks on river right. Note that river right is...

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Etowah (F-G) Tunnel Section

The first half of this section is punctuated by several small class I rapids suitable for new paddlers with the exception of the tunnel. At the midway point there is a .18 mile tunnel on river left. Helmets are required, and flashlights are recommended. Inside the ...

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Coosawatee (A-B) Ellijay to Carters Lake

Coosawatte River from Ellijay to Carters Lake is a trained beginner river. It is formed by the confluence of the Ellijay and Cartecay rivers. River Difficulty: Trained Beginner (Class I-II)Distance: 14 miles, This includes 2 miles on Caters Lake (Ellijay to Caters...

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Chattahoochee (H-I) Upper Chattahoochee

The Upper Chattahoochee River is one of the most popular white water rivers in Georgia. It is too technical for beginning canoe and kayak paddlers. It is easier than the Nantahala, but provides more than enough play spots to keep an advanced paddler entertained. The...

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Cartecay (E-F) DNR-Ellijay

This section is highly under rated. Major rapids have ended, but the river did not. The current is non-stop for miles with very little flat water. Small rapids that are perfect for beginners are regularly break the silence. Scenery is good for the first half, but is...

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Cartecay (D-E) Stegall Mill to DNR

The Cartecay river is an intermediatelevel river near Ellijay, Ga on Hwy 52. It has multiple unique riverfeatures as well as scenic for most of the paddle. A great river tobring people on that has had some experience on moving water andwants it to step it up a level....

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Cartecay (C-D) Lower Cartecay Rd to Stegall Mill

The Cartecay river is an intermediate level river near Ellijay, Ga on Hwy 52. It has multiple unique river features as well as scenic for most of the paddle. A great river to bring people on that has had some experience on moving water and wants to step it up a level....

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Lake Lanier Hits Full Pool

With all the rain lately, this might not be such a surprise, but it is note worthy. Just one year ago, there were predictions that Lake Lanier might not ever hit full pool again.For a really nice graph of Lake Lanier levels, take a look at:...

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Etowah Strainers Gone !

   The two strainers that were reported by Karen S on the Etowah’s Dawson Forest Section have been cleared by our good friends Richard “Chain Saw Wizard” and Doc “Chain Saw Apprentice “ .  My hat is off to these guys, that was a boat load of hard work.  Using a chain...

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Lake Lanier vs Math

Lake Lanier = 38,000 acres at full pool (From Wikipedia) 1 acre = 43,560 square feet 1 square foot = 144 square inches Multiplying 38,000x 43,560x144 = 238,360,320,000 square inches Evaporation varies by temperature, relative humidity, water temperature, wind, and...

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Longswamp Creek Hazard

  Many of you are familiar with LongSwamp Creek in Jasper and given the rain we have had it is pumping. My In-laws live right on Longswamp creek below the Cove Road Bridge. They sent pictures of the creek flooding the creek banks. The take out to the normal run is...

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