Waveshaper

Columbus, Georgia

Waveshaper Wave is the Columbus "Grand Finale" to the 2.5 mile urban whitewater course. This wave is is a popular place for kayakers, rafters - as low and high flows this wave can be a challenge for beginners and advanced boaters alike. This wave is part of the main flow of the Chattahoochee and lies within the urban whitewater course. 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.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 1st, 2020. Chattahoochee River Conservancy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 1st, 2020 at 12:02 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Waveshaper is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Chattahoochee River Conservancy 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 River Conservancy 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 River Conservancy's social media sites, including Facebook. They are also available by calling Chattahoochee River Conservancy at (706) 649-2326. To report an issue, email: henry@chattahoocheeriverconservancy.orgAdvisories 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

Waveshaper

Columbus, Georgia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 1st, 2020. Chattahoochee River Conservancy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 1st, 2020 at 12:02 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Waveshaper Wave is the Columbus "Grand Finale" to the 2.5 mile urban whitewater course. This wave is is a popular place for kayakers, rafters - as low and high flows this wave can be a challenge for beginners and advanced boaters alike. This wave is part of the main flow of the Chattahoochee and lies within the urban whitewater course. 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

Waveshaper is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Chattahoochee River Conservancy 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 River Conservancy 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 River Conservancy's social media sites, including Facebook. They are also available by calling Chattahoochee River Conservancy at (706) 649-2326. To report an issue, email: henry@chattahoocheeriverconservancy.orgAdvisories 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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Columbus, Georgia
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