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Difficulty II-III
Length 9 Miles
Flow Range 1000 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 day ago 139 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/29/2004 7:01 am

River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett

Small stream which drains the west side of the Blue Ridge, running into the South River, which runs into the North Fork of the Shenandoah. The upper section above Rt. 610 is more difficult.

Rapid Descriptions


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Ken Dubel
17 years ago

I paddled this stream yesterday. The 200 cfs minimum flow on the South River at Harriston does not appear to be accurate. Flow yesterday there was 542 cfs and Back Creek was below paddling zero, even for this I'll-scrape-down-anything paddler. For a region-wide event, I'd put zero at 1,000 cfs at Harriston.

Looks like a fun little creek with more water though. Strainers will show up suddenly, particularly on the upper part.

Gage Descriptions

Gauge is located downstream on South River.

Directions Description

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No Accident Reports



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Attention Virginia Boaters!

Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.

Matt Muir


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