Eddy at Waveshaper Island

Columbus, Georgia

The eddy at the Waveshaper Island is a popular place for kayakers, rafters and swimmers. Although the eddy is protected from the main flow of the current by the island (which can be access via footbridge) it still lies within the urban whitewater course and lifejackets are required at all times.

Water levels will fluctuate depending on the releases from the North Highlands Dam - about 2.5 miles upstream. The release schedule can be found on Georgia Power's website.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Chattahoochee River Warden 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Eddy at Waveshaper Island is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Chattahoochee RiverWarden staff and volunteers monitor water quality at various sites throughout the region. Sampling season starts a week prior to Memorial Day and ends the week following Labor Day. Water is sampled for Escherichia coli (E. coli) at all sites.

Chattahoochee RiverWarden utilizes the standardized state criteria of 235 E. coli/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E. coli Colony Forming Units (CFU) per 100 mL.

Water samples are collected weekly, generally on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with data available by Friday afternoon. Results will be communicated through the Swim Guide app and will be posted on Chattahoochee RiverWarden's social media sites, including Facebook. They are also available by calling Chattahoochee RiverWarden at (706) 649-2326. To report an issue, email: criverwarden@gmail.com.

Advisories are issued when the latest sample results indicate the site is unsafe for swimming. A site is determined to be unsafe for swimming if E. coli values exceed the state criteria of 235MPN/100mL.. These sites will be represented by a “red” status.

A “green” status will be issued when the latest sample result has less than or equal to 235 MPN/100 mL, and therefore meets state criteria.

A "grey" status will be issued when there are no current results or no data available for that area.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Eddy at Waveshaper Island

Columbus, 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 River Warden 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:   

The eddy at the Waveshaper Island is a popular place for kayakers, rafters and swimmers. Although the eddy is protected from the main flow of the current by the island (which can be access via footbridge) it still lies within the urban whitewater course and lifejackets are required at all times.

Water levels will fluctuate depending on the releases from the North Highlands Dam - about 2.5 miles upstream. The release schedule can be found on Georgia Power's website.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Eddy at Waveshaper Island is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Chattahoochee RiverWarden staff and volunteers monitor water quality at various sites throughout the region. Sampling season starts a week prior to Memorial Day and ends the week following Labor Day. Water is sampled for Escherichia coli (E. coli) at all sites.

Chattahoochee RiverWarden utilizes the standardized state criteria of 235 E. coli/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E. coli Colony Forming Units (CFU) per 100 mL.

Water samples are collected weekly, generally on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with data available by Friday afternoon. Results will be communicated through the Swim Guide app and will be posted on Chattahoochee RiverWarden's social media sites, including Facebook. They are also available by calling Chattahoochee RiverWarden at (706) 649-2326. To report an issue, email: criverwarden@gmail.com.

Advisories are issued when the latest sample results indicate the site is unsafe for swimming. A site is determined to be unsafe for swimming if E. coli values exceed the state criteria of 235MPN/100mL.. These sites will be represented by a “red” status.

A “green” status will be issued when the latest sample result has less than or equal to 235 MPN/100 mL, and therefore meets state criteria.

A "grey" status will be issued when there are no current results or no data available for that area.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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