Our Watershed

What is a Watershed?

Courtesy of the Watershed Project

The watershed is every piece of land through which water flows toward a central water body. 

For instance, the continental divide is North America’s most famous watershed boundary. On the east side of the continental divide, the rivers and other water bodies all drain to the Atlantic Ocean. On the west side of the continental divide, all of the waters drain to the Pacific Ocean. 

In our case, creeks and streams from this part of the Shenandoah Valley move water into the South River.

No matter your proximity to the South River, the level of care for the land and water in each community affects the downstream neighbors. That’s how a watershed connects us together — through the land and water.

How do I find my watershed?

The South River watershed includes the mountains and hills surrounding the river. Check out this map to see the extent of the South River Watershed.

Map Resources