Georgia Water Science Center

USGS Data Series 219

Cross-Sectional Data for Selected Reaches of the Chattahoochee River within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia, 2004

This report is available online in pdf format (12 MB): USGS DS 219 (Opens the PDF file in a new window. )

Melinda S. Dalton

U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 219, 127 pages (Published November 2006)

ABSTRACT

Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam, Forsyth County, Georgia. Photograph by Alan M. Cressler, U.S. Geological Survey, May 2005.This report presents hydrologic data for selected reaches of the Chattahoochee River within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). Data about transect location, width, depth, and velocity of flow for selected reaches of the river are presented in tabular form. The tables contain measurements collected from shoal and run habitats identified as critical sites for the CRNRA. In shoal habitats, measurements were collected while wading using a digital flowmeter and laser range finder. In run habitats, measurements were collected using acoustic Doppler current profiling. Fifty-three transects were established in six reaches throughout the CRNRA; 24 in shoal habitat, 26 in run habitat, and 3 in pool habitat.

Illustrations in this report contain information about study area location, hydrology, transect locations, and cross-sectional information. A study area location figure is followed by figures identifying locations of transects within each individual reach. Cross-sectional information is presented for each transect, by reach, in a series of graphs.

The data presented herein can be used to complete preliminary habitat assessments for the Chattahoochee River within the CRNRA. These preliminary assessments can be used to identify reaches of concern for future impacts associated with continual development in the Metropolitan Atlanta area and potential water allocation agreements between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.


CONTENTS

Abstract

Introduction

Purpose and scope

Location and Hydrology

Site-Identification System

Data Collection Methods

Wadeable Cross-Sections

Acoustic Doppler Cross-Sections

Presentation of Data

Selected References

Data

 


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