Chattahoochee River @ Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, Georgia

The Chattahoochee River at Paces Ferry Road is located just east of Vinings and is just downstream of I-75 and I-285. The immediate area is densely developed, highly urbanized and the site of a lot of public activity and use. Close to the site there are residential areas, restaurants and commercial establishments, a shopping mall, high-rise office buildings, along with a large, private school along the river bank. Tens of thousands of people live, work, and play close to this section of the Chattahoochee River. The area surrounding the Paces Ferry sampling site is very heavily used by the people of Atlanta for a variety of uses. Just upstream of the site is the National Park Service's Palisades Unit, which is frequented by picnickers, hikers, boaters, and rafters. The area is a popular "take out" site for thousands of tubers and rafters finishing their float down the Chattahoochee during the summer months. Many people picnic and hike the trails and climb the rocky bluffs of the river further upstream of the site.

This River Recreation area has been given "Special Status". Tests are taken weekly and results are updated to Swim Guide each Friday.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
6°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Chattahoochee River @ Paces Ferry Road is sampled weekly from January 1st to January 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

*Notice: Rating based on last conducted tests not real-time info

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from two locations in a partnership between the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey, and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. When new sample data is available, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates Swim Guide.

There are two types of advisories that are issued: “Currently, there is NOT a National Park Service health advisory in effect” and “Currently, there is a National Park Service health advisory in effect”. Health advisories are issued when turbidity levels reach a point where historic data indicates that a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml. This assumption is based on over 10 years of historic data and has been modeled by USGS scientists. Weekly E. coli samples are taken to check actual E. coli levels and to verify the model. Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: http://ga2.er.usgs.gov/bacteria/default.cfm

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Chattahoochee River @ Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, Georgia

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
6°C
A few clouds

The Chattahoochee River at Paces Ferry Road is located just east of Vinings and is just downstream of I-75 and I-285. The immediate area is densely developed, highly urbanized and the site of a lot of public activity and use. Close to the site there are residential areas, restaurants and commercial establishments, a shopping mall, high-rise office buildings, along with a large, private school along the river bank. Tens of thousands of people live, work, and play close to this section of the Chattahoochee River. The area surrounding the Paces Ferry sampling site is very heavily used by the people of Atlanta for a variety of uses. Just upstream of the site is the National Park Service's Palisades Unit, which is frequented by picnickers, hikers, boaters, and rafters. The area is a popular "take out" site for thousands of tubers and rafters finishing their float down the Chattahoochee during the summer months. Many people picnic and hike the trails and climb the rocky bluffs of the river further upstream of the site.

This River Recreation area has been given "Special Status". Tests are taken weekly and results are updated to Swim Guide each Friday.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Chattahoochee River @ Paces Ferry Road is sampled weekly from January 1st to January 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

*Notice: Rating based on last conducted tests not real-time info

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from two locations in a partnership between the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey, and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. When new sample data is available, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates Swim Guide.

There are two types of advisories that are issued: “Currently, there is NOT a National Park Service health advisory in effect” and “Currently, there is a National Park Service health advisory in effect”. Health advisories are issued when turbidity levels reach a point where historic data indicates that a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml. This assumption is based on over 10 years of historic data and has been modeled by USGS scientists. Weekly E. coli samples are taken to check actual E. coli levels and to verify the model. Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: http://ga2.er.usgs.gov/bacteria/default.cfm

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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