List of rivers of Virginia

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This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Virginia.

By drainage basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries, arranged in the order of their confluence from mouth to source, indented under each larger stream's name.

Atlantic Ocean north of Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

Potomac Drainage Basin
Shenandoah Drainage Basin
Rappahannock Drainage Basin
York Drainage Basin
James Drainage Basin

Atlantic Ocean south of Chesapeake Bay

Chowan Drainage Basin
Roanoke Drainage Basin

Mississippi River

Tennessee River

Clinch Drainage Basin

Ohio River

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New River Drainage Basin


See also


  • USGS Geographic Names Information Service
  • USGS Hydrologic Unit Map – State of Virginia (1974)
  • Salmon, Emily J.; Edward D. C. Campbell, Jr., eds. (1994). The Hornbook of Virginia History (4th ed.). Richmond, VA: Virginia Office of Graphic Communications. ISBN 0-88490-177-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>