Call 770-945-1466, or toll free at 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569), for the Buford Dam water release schedule. Use the chart below to determine the approximate time it will take for the water to arrive at your location. This chart covers the section of the recreation area from Bufford Dam to the Ga. 400 bridge. Make sure you are in a safe location when the river begins to rise.
The Chattahoochee River downstream of Buford Dam is subject to release of water and increase of flows within the River. The information provided is for informational and planning purposes only. Water Travel Time From Dam is listed as a range of times in hours and minutes that water could begin to rise at a location. Click on a link in the table to view the current river level for that location.
|Location on River||River Mile||Dist. From Dam||Water Travel Time From Dam (hh:mm)|
|Buford Dam||348.1||0.2||< 0:15|
|Ga. 20 Bridge||345.8||2.5||0:30 – 1:00|
|Settles Bridge||343.6||4.7||0:45 – 1:30|
|McGinnis Ferry||339.8||8.5||1:45 – 2:00|
|Rogers Bridge||336.9||11.4||2:30 – 3:15|
|Abbotts Bridge||335.3||13.0||3:15 – 4:30|
|Medlock Bridge||330.8||17.5||3:30 – 4:45|
|Jones Bridge||328.7||19.6||3:45 – 6:00|
|Garrard Landing||325.4||22.9||5:15 – 7:30|
|Island Ford||320.6||27.7||6:30 – 8:45|
|Ga. 400 Bridge||318.4||29.9||8:00 – 11:45|