A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Ogeechee River Continuous Monitoring

The Ogeechee River is a 245 mile-long free-flowing river, that flows from Crawfordville, Ga. to Richmond Hill, Ga., discharging into the Atlantic Ocean at the north end of Ossabaw Island, Ga. The upper segments of the Ogeechee River have a designated use of fishing as described in the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Water Quality Control, while the lower saltwater influenced segments downstream from U.S. Highway 17 are classified for recreational use. 

In an effort to better serve the citizens of Georgia and interests along the Ogeechee River, EPD established two continuous “real-time” monitoring stations at Rocky Ford Road and U.S. Highway 301 on the Ogeechee River in Screven County, Ga. These stations were established to monitor dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity and water temperature in the river.  

This monitoring project is currently lead by The Phinizy Center; new live data can be accessed here (https://stormcentral.waterlog.com/public/Phinizy).


Please direct any questions regarding this project to Reid Jackson of the Georgia EPD – Coastal District. Reid.Jackson@dnr.ga.gov