Chattahoochee River at Powers Island

Sandy Springs, Georgia

E. coli samples are collected each week from the Chattahoochee River in the Cochran Shoals unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). This is a heavily used part of the CRNRA - the Atlanta Perimeter (I-285) crosses the Chattahoochee River near the Cochran Shoals Unit, and there are several neighborhoods, apartment complexes and commercial complexes surrounding the park. This area is heavily used by waders, boaters, hikers and fisherman.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2021. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 4th, 2021 at 10:33 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Chattahoochee River at Powers Island is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

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/

Read more
Water Quality Graph

Chattahoochee River at Powers Island

Sandy Springs, Georgia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2021. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 4th, 2021 at 10:33 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

E. coli samples are collected each week from the Chattahoochee River in the Cochran Shoals unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). This is a heavily used part of the CRNRA - the Atlanta Perimeter (I-285) crosses the Chattahoochee River near the Cochran Shoals Unit, and there are several neighborhoods, apartment complexes and commercial complexes surrounding the park. This area is heavily used by waders, boaters, hikers and fisherman.

Monitoring Frequency

Chattahoochee River at Powers Island is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

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/

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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