Apalachicola River

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Apalachicola River
Apalachicola watershed.png
Map of the Apalachicola River watershed showing the two main tributaries, the Chattahoochee River (left) and the Flint River (right).
Location
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationConfluence of Chattahoochee River and Flint River at Chattahoochee, Florida
 - elevation77 feet (23 m)
Mouth 
 - locationGulf of Mexico
at Apalachicola, Florida
Length167 miles (269 km)
Basin size19,500 sq mi (50,505 km2)
Discharge 
 - average16,600 cu ft/s (470 m3/s)

The Apalachicola River /æpəlæɪˈklə/ is a river, about 112 mi (180 km) long in the state of Florida. The river's large watershed, known as the ACF River Basin, drains an area of about 19,500 square miles (50,505 km2) into the Gulf of Mexico.

The distance to its farthest head waters in northeast Georgia is about 500 miles (800 km). Its name comes from the Apalachicola people, who used to live along the river.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.