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Apalachicola River
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Map of the Apalachicola River watershed showing the two main tributaries, the Chattahoochee River (left) and the Flint River (right).
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of Chattahoochee River and Flint River at Chattahoochee, Florida
77 feet (23 m)
River mouth Gulf of Mexico
at Apalachicola, Florida
Length 167 miles (269 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    16,600 cu ft/s (470 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 19,500 sq mi (50,505 km2)

The Apalachicola River /æpəlæˈklə/ 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.


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