-21.5 cfs (-6.5%) since yesterday
47.06% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 47%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2014-08-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
South River At Klondike Road
reporting a streamflow rate of 119 cfs.
This is also the highest stage along the South River, with a gauge stage of
5.12 ft at this location.
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.
Percent of Normal
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.