Georgia River Survey
An ecological survey of Georgia's rivers

Map of GARS Survey sites

View a more detailed MAP here depicting the rivers we surveyed in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008.

The Georgia River Survey is an independent project based in Athens, GA that undertook to travel several major rivers of Georgia by canoe in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008, and to perform an ecological survey along each stream’s length and in its immediate surroundings.

The group traveled the Satilla River in southeast Georgia for nineteen days in April and May of 2003, from SR 64 in Atkinson County to US 17 at Woodbine. In June 2003, we spent twenty-six days on the Flint River, paddling from Flat Shoals Road on the Meriwether/Pike County line to US 84 in Bainbridge (excepting Lake Blackshear). In July and August, 2003, we made an eight-day informal tour of north Georgia’s Etowah River, from Auraria to Rome (excepting Lake Allatoona) and continuing on to SR 100 on the Coosa. In the fall of 2003, two of our members took an informal week-long trip on the Ogeechee River from Millen to US 17 near Richmond Hill. In May and June of 2004, we spent six weeks traveling the Ocmulgee and Altamaha Rivers from the Lloyd Shoals Dam to US 17 at Darien. In June of 2006, we spent fifteen days traveling the Oconee River from GA HWY 22 in Milledgeville to US 221 on the Altamaha, in the Three Rivers area. In May of 2008, we traveled from Augusta to Savannah on the Savannah River... Read the Full Description.