New River Basin

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The New River is thought to be one of the oldest rivers in the world. Some geologists estimate its age at 300 million years old. This clean, clear river begins as two streams on the western side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Watauga County. The North Fork and South Fork converge along the Ashe-Alleghany County line as the New River, which flows northward into Virginia and loops back southward into North Carolina twice before continuing north into Virginia.