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A River With Two Names: The Chattahoochee & Apalachicola Rivers


Photo: © Joe and Monica Cook

Journey Down a River With Two Names: A look at the pressures on the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers

The Chattahoochee River begins in the northern mountains of Georgia, making its way through many small towns, as well as the city of Atlanta. The demands of a growing population in Atlanta are putting pressure on the river, and the reverberations are being felt down south, where the river is called the Apalachicola and runs through many of Florida’s fishing communities.

Special Features: Chattahoochee & Apalachicola Rivers

Philip Greear grew up on the Chattahoochee River. He is nearly blind now, and has lost much of his hearing, but he is still as passionate as ever about the river.

Click the image to the left to take an illustrated tour along the river and hear Phillip Greear talk about his lifelong love of this place.
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Part 1: Clay Scott takes us down the Chattahoochee River, beginning in northern Georgia. mp3 | realaudio

Part 2: The river changes name and character as Clay Scott’s journey continues. mp3 | realaudio

Clay Scott’s reporter’s notebook. mp3 | realaudio

Click here for Clay Scott’s photo album.

Related Links:
Map of the Chattahoochee river
Organization dedicated to the protection of the Chattahoochee River
Joe and Monica Cook's 100-day-trip hiking and canoeing the river
United States Geological Survey of the river from the Department of the Interior

 


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