The Alapaha River

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.

Alapaha River wikipedia

Alapaha River Wikipedia

Alapaha River/Wikipedia
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.

Alapaha River

Alapaha River/ Wikipedia


The United States Board on Geographic Names settled on “Alapaha River” as the stream’s name in 1891. According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known as:

  • Alabaha River
  • Alapa Haw River
  • Alapa Hawchu River
  • Alla-pa-ha River
  • Allallehaw River
  • Allapacoochee River
  • Allapaha River
  • Allapauhau River
  • Allaphaw River
  • Allappaha River
  • Allopohaw River
  • Alloppehaw River
  • Alopaha River
  • Elapaha River
  • Lappahaw River
  • Lop Haw River
  • Lopaha River
  • Lopahatchy River
  • Loppahaw River
  • Low Haw River
  • Popaha River


The river flows into the Suwannee about 10 miles southwest of Jasper, Florida.
For more information on the Alapaha River:
EPA Watershed info

Answers.Com Wikipedia Information

Alapaha Gauge Links:
USGS Gage near Alapaha, Georgia

USGS Gage near Stantenville, Georgia

Figure from
USEPA Restoration, Assessment, and Monitoring sites in Western Upper Suwannee

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