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Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers Corps Dam Watersheds

The Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint ("ACF") River System provides a link form the upper Chattachoochee and Flint River basins to the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachicola, FL. The ACF is linked to our nation's vast inland navigation systems through the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River System consists of a channel 9-feet deep and 100-feet wide from the mouth of the Apalachicola River to the head of navigation at Columbus, GA, for the Chattachoochee River and at Bainbridge, GA, for the Flint River. The total waterway distance is 290 miles with a lift of 190 feet accomplished by 3 locks and dams.

The system also provides hydoelectric power, water supply, water quality, flood control, and recreational opportunities.