Gauge Description:

This gauge records direct release levels at the dam. Notice it usually gets turned on for a few hours a day then goes to zilch. During extended periods of rain the releases are more continuous and can be huge on occasion. Get daily pre-release info by dialing the Buford Dam info number: 770-945-1466.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AT BUFORD DAM, NEAR BUFORD, GA
usgs-02334430 500 - 10000 cfs I-II(III) 00h24m 606 cfs (running)
Gauge (Drainage = 1040 sq.mi.) is at the put-in for this reach. Flow is regulated. Call Buford Dam for release info: 770-945-1466
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -10000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable I-II(III) gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Chattahoochee [GA] Rookie on the River n/a Jamie Burch
Chattahoochee [GA] Greg Simpson playing on "the hump" Non Relese G simpson
> 10 years Chattahoochee [GA] 3 ft Darien Fawkes