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The Shenandoah Valley is drained by the Shenandoah River and its tributaries. The Valley extends on a southwest to northeast bearing, from its headwaters north of Lexington to the Potomac River.  At approximately 150 mi long, the Shenandoah River is the principal tributary of the Potomac River.
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A series of small streams flows northerly from the Lexington area and combine to form the South River near Waynesboro, the Middle River near Staunton, and the North River near Bridgewater. The North and Middle rivers conjoin west of Grottoes, and the South River merges a few miles downstream at Port Republic to form the South Fork Shenandoah River, which flows down the Page Valley to Front Royal.
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The Shenandoah Valley's unique feature is Massanutten Mountain which extends for some fifty miles from Strasburg southwest to Harrisonburg. The Massanutten divides the Valley into two smaller valleys, the main or Strasburg Valley, which is drained by the North Fork Shenandoah River, and the narrower Page Valley, drained by the South Fork Shenandoah River.
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The North Fork Shenandoah River arises from many small streams that spring from Shenandoah and North Mountain west and south of Timberville. At Strasburg, the North Fork turns abruptly east across the head of the Massanutten, where it is joined by Cedar Creek. At Front Royal the North and South forks conjoin, forming the Shenandoah River proper, now several hundred yards wide.
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From Front Royal, the Shenandoah flows to the northeast along Blue Ridge Mountains and into the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry. For the last forty miles of its journey to the Potomac, the Shenandoah River is paralleled on the west by the Opequon Creek, which arises in the vicinity of Winchester and drains the western portion of the Lower Valley, emptying into the Potomac River.
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