Using our state-of-the-art river patrol boat, CRK maintains a regular presence on the river. Our patrol boat, manufactured by Oquawka Boats, is an 18-foot custom-built jetboat that is capable of navigating in extreme shallow water in the Chattahoochee River. Patrols typically involve visual surveys of the river for suspicious spills, smells, garbage and fish kills. We also collect water quality trend data at discharge points.
CRK is the only organization — government or nonprofit—that regularly patrols the industrial and remote portions of the Chattahoochee River between Buford Dam and West Point Lake. As a result, we have found and reported broken sewer lines, dumping, illegal encroachments into the river buffer, and erosion problems that would have otherwise gone unchecked. Our river patrols are conducted several times a month, more often if there has been a significant storm event or a problem reported to our Hotline.