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Chattahoochee Spring, below Chattahoochee Gap, Mark Trail Wilderness, Chattahoochee National Forest, Union County, Georgia, Dan Calhoun 1 | by Alan Cressler
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Chattahoochee Spring, below Chattahoochee Gap, Mark Trail Wilderness, Chattahoochee National Forest, Union County, Georgia, Dan Calhoun 1

At least on this day, this is the "source" spring of the Chattahoochee River. I say on this day because this part of Georgia is close to or within the extreme drought area. There is a drainage that extends higher on the mountain but we didn't find water in that until several hundred feet below this spring. Twenty-five years ago, when it actually used to rain, I visited this area and went to a spring in the highest drainage that would have been higher in elevation than this one. It looks like that has been no perennial water in that drainage in several years. For more information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattahoochee_River

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Taken on July 26, 2008