Stinking River

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Stinking River
Tributary to Banister River
Map of Stinking River mouth location
Map of Stinking River mouth location
Location of Stinking River mouth
Map of Stinking River mouth location
Map of Stinking River mouth location
Stinking River (the United States)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyPittsylvania
Physical characteristics
SourceLittle Sycamore Creek divide
 • locationabout 3 miles southeast of Sycamore, Virginia
 • coordinates36°59′59″N 079°19′21″W / 36.99972°N 79.32250°W / 36.99972; -79.32250[1]
 • elevation980 ft (300 m)[2]
Mouth 
 • location
about 2.5 miles south of Mt. Airy, Virginia
 • coordinates
36°54′26″N 079°11′35″W / 36.90722°N 79.19306°W / 36.90722; -79.19306Coordinates: 36°54′26″N 079°11′35″W / 36.90722°N 79.19306°W / 36.90722; -79.19306[1]
 • elevation
441 ft (134 m)[3]
Length14.18 mi (22.82 km)[4]
Basin size34.25 square miles (88.7 km2)[5]
Discharge 
 • locationBanister River
 • average41.70 cu ft/s (1.181 m3/s) at mouth with Banister River[5]
Basin features
ProgressionBanister RiverDan RiverRoanoke RiverAlbemarle SoundPamlico SoundAtlantic Ocean
River systemRoanoke River
Tributaries 
 • leftNorth Fork Stinking River
Maggotty Creek
Dry Branch
Flyblow Creek
 • rightWest Fork Stinking River
BridgesDeer View Road, Tucker Road, Midway Road, Tucker Road, Telegraph Road, Tates Mill Road, VA 40, Hickeys Road, Johnson Mill Road

The Stinking River is a short tributary of the Banister River in southern Virginia in the United States. Via the Banister and Dan Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Roanoke River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean. The Stinking River flows for its entire length in Pittsylvania County.

Course[edit]

Stinking River rises about 3 miles southeast of Sycamore, Virginia and then flows southeast to join the Banister River about 2.5 miles south of Mt. Airy.[3]

Watershed[edit]

Stinking River drains 34.25 square miles (88.7 km2) of area, receives about 45.4 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 422.79, and is about 53% forested.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GNIS Detail - Stinking River". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Get Maps". USGS Topoview. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Get Maps". USGS Topoview. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  4. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". epa.maps.arcgis.com. US EPA. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Stinking River Watershed Report". US EPA Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved 6 August 2021.