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South River (South Fork Shenandoah River)

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South River in Waynesboro, Virginia

The South River is one of the two main tributaries of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. It begins south of Staunton, Virginia, and flows northward to Port Republic, where it merges with the North River to form the South Fork. The river is Script error: No such module "convert". long.[1]

Communities along the route

The South River flows through Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro, and Grottoes.


In Waynesboro, the DuPont (now Invista) plant, and others, heavily polluted the river with mercury.[2] It is unsafe to eat fish caught from the river, and fishing most of the way down the South Fork of the Shenandoah is catch and release only.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ "Mercury Still Stains South River", The Daily News Record, April 5, 2008

External links

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