Spout Run

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Spout Run
Country United States
State Virginia
County Arlington County
Basin features
River mouth Potomac River
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Spout Run is a small stream in Arlington County, Virginia and is a source for local drinking water and fishing.[1][2] From its source along Interstate 66, Spout Run flows on a northeastern course paralleling the Spout Run Parkway through a gorge and empties into the Potomac River opposite the Three Sisters. With the exception of the adjacent parkway, Spout Run is surrounded predominantly by forests.

In the 1950s the second branch of Spout Run was culverted under Kirkwood Road.[3] The source for this branch was near Washington Boulevard. Originally the branch was called Breckin's Branch, named for the Reverend James Breckin. Later it became known as Ball's Branch, for the descendants of Moses Ball.

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  1. ^ "A Landowner's Guide to Spout Run" (PDF). Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Spout Run Fishing, Arlington County VA (Washington West Area)". FishingWorks.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Templeman, Eleanor Lee (1959). Arlington Heritage. p. 98. 

Coordinates: 38°53′59″N 77°05′20″W / 38.899647°N 77.088914°W / 38.899647; -77.088914