Chattahoochee (chătˌəhōˈchē) [key], river, 436 mi (702 km) long, rising in N Ga., and flowing generally SW to the Ala.-Ga. border and then S along it to join the Flint River in Lake Seminole on the Ga.-Fla. line; the combined waters form the Apalachicola River, c.90 mi (140 km) long, which flows S to Apalachicola Bay, NW Fla. The Jim Woodruff Dam impounds Lake Seminole and provides hydroelectricity. The Columbia, Walter F. George, Bartletts Ferry, and Goat Rock dams produce power and regulate navigation on the Chattahoochee. Northeast of Altanta, Buford Dam forms Lake Sidney Lanier, used for recreation and the main source of metropolitan Atlanta's water supply. The Flint River, 330 mi (531 km) long, rising in W central Georgia, is navigable to Bainbridge, Ga., and is a valuable source of power in W Georgia.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Chattahoochee from Fact Monster:

  • - Can't read file georgia/chattahoochee-county/default.html
  • Apalachicola - Apalachicola Apalachicola, river: see Chattahoochee, river.
  • Rivers of the United States - Rivers of the United States (350 or more miles long) Alabama-Coosa (600 mi.; 966 km): From junction ...
  • Opelika - Opelika Opelika , city (1990 pop. 22,122), seat of Lee co., E Ala., near the Chattahoochee River, ...
  • Atlanta - Atlanta Atlanta , city (1990 pop. 394,017), state capital and seat of Fulton co., NW Ga., on the ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Physical Geography

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe