South River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


South River Levels

June 14 2024

651 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-55.9 cfs (-14.55%) since yesterday
24.64% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the South River was last observed at 328 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 651 acre-ft of water today; about 25% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,332 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-08-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 28,489 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the South River At Klondike Road reporting a streamflow rate of 150 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the South River Near Ackworth with a gauge stage of 5.32 ft. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the South River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,327 ft, the South River Near Waynesboro.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 328.3 cfs
Percent of Normal 24.64%
Maximum 28,489.0 cfs
2014-08-24

About the south river


The South River is a 58-mile-long tributary of the North River in Virginia. Historically, the river was used for transportation and industry, with mills and factories built along its banks. Today, the river is primarily used for recreational purposes, such as fishing and kayaking. The South River is also important for agriculture, with surrounding farms using its water for irrigation. The river is regulated by several dams, including the Waynesboro Reservoir and the South River Dam. The Waynesboro Reservoir provides drinking water for the city of Waynesboro, while the South River Dam serves as a flood control structure. The South River is a valuable resource for both the environment and the community, with efforts being made to protect and restore its water quality.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
South River Near Waynesboro
USGS 01626000
43 cfs 2.49 ft -3.34
South River Near Dooms
USGS 01626850
59 cfs 2.23 ft -2.62
South River At Harriston
USGS 01627500
76 cfs 2.14 ft -3.21
South River Near Ackworth
USGS 05487470
6 cfs 5.32 ft -23.26
South River At Forest Park Road
USGS 02203655
11 cfs 2.92 ft -12.6
South River At Flakes Mill Road Nr Atlanta
USGS 02203900
43 cfs 2.22 ft -8.46
South River At Klondike Road
USGS 02204070
150 cfs 5.22 ft -1.96
South River Near Conway
USGS 01169900
15 cfs 1.63 ft -8.7

Peak Annual Discharge

South River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

South River Year Over Year Discharge


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