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Aesthetic Water Releases

The Aesthetic Water Releases happen in the Spring and the Fall, when Georgia Power Company releases extra water over the Tallulah Dam to bring the flow of water over the 6 waterfalls in the Gorge to a more historical flow level. The normal amount of water that flows over the dam into the Gorge is around 75 cfs (cubic feet per second). During the Aesthetic Releases, the cfs is 200.

Enjoy the Falls from the North & South Rim Trails, or take the steps into the Gorge for a more “up close” view. Keep in mind that Gorge floor permits are not issued during the water releases.  For more information, call Tallulah Gorge State Park at 706-754-7981.