The Alapaha River
The Alapaha watershed drains 1,840 square miles. During base flow conditions it does not contribute flow directly to the Suwannee River. Instead, the flow is captured by sink holes located about 2 miles south of Jennings, Florida. The lower portion of the river only flows in medium and high flow conditions.
The Alapaha Rise, a spring located 0.5 miles upstream of the confluence of the Alapaha and Suwannee Rivers produces a substantial flow to the Suwannee River ranging from 350 to 1,000 cubic feet per second.
The Alapaha River is 190 miles long. It rises in southeastern Dooly County, Georgia and flows generally southeast along and through Crisp, Wilcox, Turner, Ben Hill, Irwin, Tift, Berrien, Atkinson, Lanier, Lowndes and Echols Counties in Georgia and Hamilton County in
Along its course it passes the towns of Rebecca, Alapaha, Willacoochee and Statenville.
The river flows into the Suwannee about 10 miles southwest of Jasper, Florida.
For more information on the Alapaha River:
EPA Watershed info