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.

Tests are taken weekly and results are updated to Swim Guide each Friday.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical 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
28°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Chattahoochee River @ Paces Ferry Road is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

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

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from three 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.

A test does not meet water quality standards when a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml.

Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Chattahoochee River @ Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, Georgia

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical 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
28°C
Mostly clear

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.

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 December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

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

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from three 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.

A test does not meet water quality standards when a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml.

Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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