The Chattahoochee River refers to the waterway that forms part of the barrier island that separates the Georgia and Alabama states. The Chattahoochee River serves as one of the two major transportation routes for the metropolitan areas of Atlanta and Annapolis, Maryland. The other major transportation route that the Chattahoochee River drains is the Tributary flows out into the North Carolina gulf coast.
The Chattahoochee River flows through six rivers and three creeks. These are the Roanoke; Okefinokee; Stone Mountain and the Tributary of the Chattahoochee. The lower portion of this river has become known as the Lake of the Mountain. Lake Lanier serves as the confluence point for the river’s Tributary and the Chattahoochee.
This river is divided into four branches that flow through the lower part of Alabama. The upper portion of the Chattahoochee River empties into the Duval county area and the lower portion flows into the Georgia state. The river has two tributaries that branch out into the Atlantic ocean. The largest of these is the Stone Mountain. The other two are the Okefinokee and the Tributary of the Chattahoochee. The last portion of this river empties into the Cook county area.
Most of the tributaries of this river flow into the coastal area of Georgia. The most important tributary of this river is the Tributary of the Chattahoochee. The confluence of these two rivers has produced the economic development that is seen in the metropolitan cities of Atlanta and Annapolis, Maryland. The Duval and Fulton counties of Georgia along with the city of Atlanta are all located on the east side of this river.
There are several large bodies of water that flow into Sweetwater Creek. These include the Big Black, the Chattanooga and the Chattahoochee Rivers. The Big Black falls between the forks of the Chattahoochee River, while the Chattanooga falls in the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Roquefort Rivers. The confluence of these three rivers produces the outlet stream of the Chattahoochee River. This river forms the major part of the Chattahoochee National park. On its way to the park it merges with the Tennessee River.
This river gradually meanders through the forests until it reaches the confluence of the West Point Lake. The confluence of West Point Lake is a body of water known as the West Point Lake. At this time the West Point Lake has dried up and the water has come to a standing stage. This large body of water is fed by the West Point Creek which flows into the Chattahoochee River.
This large body of water reaches the confluence of the Chattahoochee and the Muscogee Rivers. Here it empties into the south bend of the Chattahoochee River where it empties into the Duval Street Causeway. At this point the Chattahoochee River divides into two branches, which are known as the Duval Street Branch and the East Boulevard. The Duval Street Branch flows into the south bound lanes of the Atlanta Interstate interstates while the East Boulevard Branch flows to the west point lake.
The third river of the Chattahoochee River system, the Sweetwater Creek, flows from the confluence of its three tributaries namely, the Big Black, the Chattahoochee River and the Georgia Trace. It empties into the Chattahoochee River. This stream carries a considerable amount of sediment which is responsible for the formation of the beautiful water lagoons in and around the confluence area. The beautiful beaches of the Sweetwater Creek Drainage System provide a habitat for numerous species of birds and many types of plants.
The last tributary of the Chattahoochee River system is the Blairsville Water Treatment Center. It is also known by the names Blairsville Lake, Blairsville Pool and Cedar Run Tributaries. Blairsville Lake is a body of water which originates from the Blairsville Water Treatment Plant and is classified into two branches. One branch is considered artificial and is known as cobb Creek while the other is the natural wade Creek. Cobb Creek is considered to be the mother of all tributaries that drain the Blairsville area. The artificial cobb Creek has an administrative office building located on the northwest corner of the city of Blairsville and is serviced by the Blairsville Sewerage Authority.
All these watercourses run through residential areas and industrial areas in the north part of the city of Atlanta. For the convenience of residents, there is a public six-mile creek forcythe known as Nantahala bridge. It connects the communities of Blairsville, Roswell, Milledgeville, East Lake, west Lake and Piedmont. This natural body of water forcythe was the original causeway between the North Carolina and Georgia.
The Chattahoochee River was one of the major water transportation routes established by the United States government in the 1800s. Industrial development in the north of the city has contributed largely to the increasing volume of industrial and commercial activities in the region. Industrial concerns along the Chattahoochee River are primarily concentrated in the areas of Ellijay, west Lake, Blairsville, east lake, Roswell, Piedmont and industrial townships. These industrial townships are located in the heart of the Chattahoochee River valley and provide employment to the people in the region. Many of them are providing jobs to the people by offering manufacturing, food processing, distribution and service jobs.