Chattooga Whitewater News

12/27/2018 2:26:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
North of Rome, Lookout Creek near New England and Chattooga River near Summerville are also expected to flood. This year may be the third wettest on record by the time the big peach drops at Undergrou...

12/20/2018 11:42:00 PM
Fox 5 San Diego
So when they’re on the river heading out to safety, if you hear them start squawking and carrying on in that bird box, it’s the equivalent of hearing a banjo on the Chattooga River to Aintry ...

10/23/2018 5:20:00 PM
Set in the mountains of Georgia, parts of the film were shot at the Chattooga River, which divides Georgia and South Carolina, and at Lake Jocassee in Oconee County. Festivals were held in Oconee Coun...

10/10/2018 7:10:00 PM
The Sentinel
another rafting experience on the Chattooga River from "Deliverance" fame in South Carolina in April and a zipline and golfing trip in West Virginia in July. All of the excursions are free to the ...

9/26/2018 2:43:00 PM
Rome News-Tribune
SUMMERVILLE — Work could begin soon on replacing the bridge on Taliaferro Springs Road over Chattooga River in Chattooga County. Georgia DOT awarded a contract to Tidwell Construction Co. of Douglasvi...

9/11/2018 3:40:00 PM
Bike Magazine
Amid a fog-filled forest on Saturday morning, nearly 90 riders spread out across the narrow highway bridge above the Chattooga River. A few dozen family members and spectators lined the road as it cli...

9/11/2018 1:54:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Chattooga River is known as the crown jewel of the Southeast. In 1968, Congress passed the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the Chattooga River was soon added to the list. It's one of the few W...

9/7/2018 7:44:00 PM
It was one of the blockbuster hits of 1972, a backwoods thriller filmed along the Chattooga River. One of the main characters was an up-and-coming star named Burt Reynolds. Doug Woodward's not a ...

9/5/2018 2:53:00 AM
Indy Week
There's The Wild President, a short documentary about the lasting impact of a pre-presidential Jimmy Carter's death-defying run down some Chattooga River rapids, as well as slices of life about Nepal' ...

8/8/2018 9:31:00 AM
Smoky Mountain News
Restoration and recreation work has begun on the Chattooga River in the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest thanks to funding from the National Forest Foundation and REI granted in 2017. The project incl...

7/6/2018 2:34:00 AM
A babbling brook runs by the campground and it is also close to several hiking trails and the Chattooga River. An excellent place for an inexpensive camping getaway. When you go to this shabby chic co...

6/18/2018 8:05:00 AM
Blue Ridge Outdoors
Practically equidistant from the major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Ga., and Greenville, S.C., the Chattooga River has long provided a recreational oasis for Southeasterners looking to escape the grind. It’s one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers ...

6/10/2018 6:26:00 PM
American Rivers
Conservation leaders and river enthusiasts celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with a trip on the Chattooga River. The Chattooga River may be famous for its rapids, and being the site for the filming of Deliverance, but it’s ...

5/29/2018 12:16:00 PM
The Valdosta Daily Times
The festival will feature 13 films from national filmmakers, one of which will focus on coral reef restoration and another on the Chattooga River. Gretchen Quarterman, executive director, said one of the purposes of the festival is to observe the 50th ...

Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

Discover Rivers
Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna, formerly Ranunculus ficaria) is an early-blooming perennial with origins in Europe and northern Africa. It is also called Lesser Celandine, and it is sometimes confused with Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). It has apparently been enjoyed in gardens for many years, mostly in the Northeast…

Lake & River Promotions
Progressive insurance Atlanta Boat Show Drops Anchor at Georgia World Congress Center 2015 event showcases hundreds of new boats and on-water fun, ideal winter destination for Southeast boaters…

Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! The only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to the…

Jeff Harris
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Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the awarding of more than $13.5 million in competitive grants to 11 states for 16 boating infrastructure projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards these grants, which will help fund construction of docks, boat slips and other facilities to support recreational…

Amy Han
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week—March 14 - 20, 2011—encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Finding and fixing leaks can save the average household…

Steve Northington
It’s that time of year once again (I hate starting an article with that line) when we all wonder, will we use our boats anymore this year? We wonder, when is it time to winterize? I wonder if it will be a cold winter as last year was? And, worst of all, the most ridiculous one…. I wonder if I hang that 100 watt light bulb…

Amy Han
EPA's Office of Water launched a new Web clearinghouse of Lake Shoreland Protection Resources,, which provides practitioners with links to key resources to protect and restore fragile lake shorelands and to promote better stewardship by lakeside property owners and others who…

Jay Embry
The decision to purchase property can be daunting. Purchasing on the water can mean the stakes are even higher. If you have ever dreamed of buying a piece of shoreline for your dream home there are many things that you should consider. Here we present some of the issues that you need to take into account before…

Boat U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will decide on whether to allow a 50% increase in the amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply, from the current E10 (or containing 10% ethanol) up to E15 (containing 15% ethanol). However, with testing data on the new “mid-level” ethanol…

Heather Babecki
Heather Babecki - Spookeay Marine, Hanover, AlabamaThe most neglected part of your boat, is often the hull bottom. It might be a ticking time bomb that could lead to a premature end to your boating season and budget.1. A Brief History of Marine FiberglassSome 50 years ago, fiberglass came into wide use in the…

Bassmaster Classic (February 19th - 21st)February is not only known for the NFL's Superbowl, but it is known for Bassmaster's Superbowl of bass fishing, the Classic. The 2010 Bassmaster Classic is being held on Lay Lake in Alabama. For those of you that may not know, the field consists…

Steve Northington
Although the cooling system on your boat shares some of the same features as your car or truck, the systems are actually quite different. For this article, we will use a standard inboard/outboard configuration for discussion. First off, when you are cruising around in your boat, you are riding in one big huge radiator…

Lakes Online
The NBC news team at KXAN in Austin, TX is reporting that Sea Ray has chosen Lake Travis to be the 2010 AquaPalooza. The exact location on the lake and musical artists have not been announced as they are still being planned.Local Sea Ray dealer Sail & Ski Center recently captured the…

Watershed Academy
EPA’s Watershed Academy sponsors free Webcasts to help build the capacity of watershed practitioners from around the globe. On Wednesday, July 1, 2009, the Watershed Academy will sponsor the first in a series of Webcasts about the Clean Water Act (CWA). This first Webcast will provide an introduction to the CWA including a…

Media Relations
With the arrival of peak-boating and boat-selling season, last week, the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 199, introduced by Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), declared July 1, 2009 National Boating Day. The resolution recognizes the important role recreational boating and the boating industry play in the…

Cat McCue
Washington, DC – In a major step toward reversing years of attacks on wetlands and water protections, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today passed the Clean Water Restoration Act (S.787) by a 12-7 vote.The bill would clarify the extent of federal protection for all "waters of the United…

Press Release
Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced that $14.6 million will be awarded to 28 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2009. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pumpout facilities and floating restrooms, to purchase pumpout boats and provide…

Jody Ramsey
To maintain and improve outdated water infrastructure and keep our wastewater and drinking water clean and safe, EPA has budgeted $3.9 billion. The funding will support efforts around the country to build and renovate an estimated 1,000 clean water and 700 drinking water infrastructure projects, support green…

Christine Pomorski
May 7, 2009 – Late yesterday, Congressmen Ron Klein (D-Fla.) and Henry Brown (R-S.C.), along with Congressional Boating Caucus Co-Chairs Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), introduced House Resolution 410, designating July 1, 2009 as National Boating Day in recognition of the important role recreational…

Christine Pomorski
Charles T. Drevna, President of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, appeared today before the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety to discuss issues related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels…

Lakes Online
Your boat’s greatest enemy may be its fuel. There are a number of reports in the press about the negative effects of ethanol in marine fuel tanks -- this is a concern for boat owners. The problem began when many areas began banning the use of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), replacing it with ethanol blends. This…

Cathy Milbourn
(Washington D.C. - Sept. 4, 2008) From lawn mowers and weed trimmers, to personal watercraft and speedboats, gas-powered engines will soon contribute to healthier and cleaner air for Americans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set strict new standards for gas-powered lawn equipment and marine engines…

Shawna Bergman
EPA and NOAA Approve Coastal Nonpoint Programs for South Carolina and Florida On March 27, 2008, EPA and NOAA jointly approved the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs for South Carolina and Florida, which these states submitted in accordance with Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of…

Greenville Online
In the continuation of a decades-old saga over rights to a particularly beautiful, wild stretch of river, public comment is now open on the environmental analysis on designating boater access trails to the Upper Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. U.S. Forest ...

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