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Quick Facts About the Flint River
- The Flint River, which is contained entirely within the state of Georgia, originates on the southern edge of the Atlanta metropolitan area under the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Clayton County, and flows southerly in a wide eastward arc to Decatur County in southwest Georgia, before flowing into Lake Seminole. Here, the river joins with the Chattahoochee River as the two flow across the Georgia-Florida border, and the name changes to the Apalachicola River, which flows on to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire basin is often referred to as the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACT) basin.
- The Flint River first sees the light of day at the mouth of a concrete culvert on the south side of Virginia Avenue in Hapeville, just north of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
- The length of the main stem of the Flint River is 349 river miles, and it drains an area of 8,460 square miles.
- The Flint River flows unimpeded for nearly 220 river miles, which makes it one of only 40 rivers in the U.S. that flow more than 200 river miles unimpeded.