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Monday, March 10, 2008

Are more dams on the Flint the answer?

Posted March 9, 2008
The Flint River is an oddity in Georgia. The river begins as a spring or groundwater seep underneath the runways of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The flow is channeled off the airport by large drainage pipes.

From there it meanders 350 miles in a basin that is only 212 miles in length. It has 220 miles of unimpeded flow, making it one of only 40 rivers in the U.S. with open flows of 200 miles or more.

Near Bainbridge, the Flint empties into Lake Seminole, where it joins the Chattahoochee. At the Florida line, the water flows over Jim Woodruff Dam to form the Apalachicola River.

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