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Difficulty II-III
Length 0.75 Miles
Gauge SWEETWATER CREEK NEAR AUSTELL, GA
Flow Range 1000 - 8000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 26 minutes ago 119 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/31/2002 7:47 am

River Description


Based on info from Chuck Kirk.
Small, extremely fast creek with numerous holes and waves.


Patrick Dortch writes 2002-03-08 13:27:49
We did this in early March 2002. There is nothing class 4 about this. There's hardly anything class 3 about it. Maybe at VERY high levels it may push to a class 3 creek but when we did it, it was mostly some class 2 ledges and 1 drop that may turn into a class 3 at high flows. It would be a fun run for an intro to creeking but your time would be better spent on Anewakkee Creek.

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4 years ago

We did this run at 1400 cfs on Nov 26, 2014... There is room enough to park one truck at the putin behind the guardrail. At this level, the river is really low. We could still make our way down each rapid, but there was a lot of pushing off rocks instead of paddling. There were 5 or 6 rock garden rapids that could be a lot of fun at about 3000+ cfs. Also, there was a tree down across the entire river about halfway down the run... luckily, it was in flat water and we could get under it, but any higher and we would have had to portage. Felt and looked a lot like Snake Creek without the big drops.

Gage Descriptions

Look for Sweetwater Creek to be 1000 cfs and rising or locally heavy rains of 2 inches or more.

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