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Difficulty I-II
Length 8.4 Miles
Gauge YELLOW RIVER AT GA 124, NEAR LITHONIA, GA
Flow Range 200 - 4000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 45 minutes ago 1860 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 09/16/2005 5:24 pm

River Description


Above River Drive the Yellow is both narrow and crossed by numerous strainers, many which are river wide. Before the bridge at River Drive the Yellow is joined by the flow from Sweetwater Creek. From here the river the river is navigable. This section of the river is narrow and flat, with a few Class I-II ledge drops: highlighted by: Britt Shoals below the Five Forks Trickum Bridge; and, the ledges at McDaniels Bluff, below the McDaniels Bluff (Killian Hill) Bridge.

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YELLOW RIVER AT GA 124, NEAR LITHONIA, GA
AW Gauge Info
1860 cfs ℹ️ 00h45m Gauge (Drainage = 162 sq.mi.) is 7.4 miles downstream of the take-out for this reach, thus should fairly accurately show flow in this reach.
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