Little River (New River)

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Coordinates: 37°04′55″N 80°34′40″W / 37.08194°N 80.57778°W / 37.08194; -80.57778
Little River
River
Aerial photograph of the Little River at Snowville, Virginia.jpg
The Little River at Snowville, Virginia, as viewed from approximately 1000 feet AGL looking towards the south-southest.
Country United States
State Virginia
Counties Floyd VA, Montgomery VA, Pulaski VA
Tributaries
 - left Big Laurel Creek, Burks Run, Big Indian Creek
 - right Big Branch, Brush Creek, Camp Creek, Dodd Creek
Source [1]
 - location Copper Hill, VA, VA
 - elevation 2,756 ft (840 m)
 - coordinates 37°04′41″N 80°06′42″W / 37.07806°N 80.11167°W / 37.07806; -80.11167
Secondary source West Fork Little River [2]
 - location Black Ridge, Floyd County, VA
 - elevation 2,487 ft (758 m)
 - coordinates 36°51′28″N 80°23′14″W / 36.85778°N 80.38722°W / 36.85778; -80.38722
Source confluence
 - location Floyd County, VA
 - elevation 2,123 ft (647 m)
 - coordinates 36°58′15″N 80°21′30″W / 36.97083°N 80.35833°W / 36.97083; -80.35833
Mouth New River [3]
 - location Radford, Virginia, VA
 - elevation 1,795 ft (547 m)
 - coordinates 37°04′55″N 80°34′40″W / 37.08194°N 80.57778°W / 37.08194; -80.57778
Length 65 mi (105 km)
Discharge for Snowville, VA
 - average 359 cu ft/s (10 m3/s) [4]
 - max 22,800 cu ft/s (646 m3/s)
 - min 31 cu ft/s (1 m3/s)

The Little River, a tributary of the New River, is approximately 65 miles long in southwest Virginia in the United States.

It rises in two forks in Floyd County near the Blue Ridge Parkway. It flows NNW along the Floyd/Montgomery County line and then along the Pulaski/Montgomery County line and joins the New River just downstream from the Claytor Lake dam in Pulaski County near the city of Radford.

The middle and lower portion of this very scenic waterway is suitable for paddling mostly in the spring or after heavy rains. There are several Class 1,2 rapids and two class 3 rapids and one fairly treacherous Class 4 rapid. Portions are stocked with trout by the Virginia Division of Game and Inland Fisheries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.earthtools.org/, accessed 2011-12-15
  2. ^ http://www.earthtools.org/, accessed 2011-12-15
  3. ^ http://www.earthtools.org/, accessed 2011-12-15
  4. ^ http://wdr.water.usgs.gov/wy2011/pdfs/03170000.2011.pdf, accessed 2011-12-15