Our region sits at the headwaters of six major river basins. Additionally, we are located on the Continental Divide, which means that a portion of the surface water flowing through our region empties into the Gulf of Mexico and the other portion empties into the Atlantic Ocean. See this map for a representation of how we are located along the Continental Divide, and see below for surface water withdrawals by basin.
Source: Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, Existing Permitted Surface Water Supply Withdrawals in the District (2017) . Water Resource Management Plan, June 2017, Table 3-1.