Skip Navigation Link weather.gov  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Bookmark and Share Navigation Bar End Cap

  
 
Hydrograph River at a Glance Download
James River (VA) at Bremo Bluff Stage (ft)Highest Forecast: 7.9 ft 7:00PM Nov 18, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 19, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00AM Nov 19, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00PM Nov 19, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00PM Nov 19, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00AM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00PM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00PM Nov 20, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00AM Nov 21, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00AM Nov 21, 2017BREV2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (2:15PM Nov 18, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 9:44AM Nov 18)Latest observed value: 8.1 ft at 4:30 AM EST 16-Nov-2017. Flood Stage is 19 ft
Printable Image
About this graph
Tabular Data (UTC)
Tabular Data (EST)
XML Data
RSS Files
Datum: NGVD29
Metadata
NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 72 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the James River (VA) at Bremo Bluff are issued routinely year-round.

Return to Area Map
Upstream Gauge - at Scottsville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Cartersville
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 34
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.80 ft on 06/22/1972
(2) 40.70 ft on 11/06/1985
(3) 39.10 ft on 08/20/1969
(4) 36.60 ft on 09/07/1996
(5) 34.50 ft on 09/19/1944
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.00 ft on 05/26/2017
(2) 21.30 ft on 05/06/2017
(3) 19.70 ft on 03/07/2015
(4) 23.60 ft on 05/16/2014
(5) 19.00 ft on 05/01/2014
Show More Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.10 ft on 10/01/1941

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

Zoom Level:14
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Disclaimer
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
44.8 Flood of record.
40 Near record flood begins.
39 Water enters main floor of power plant.
34 Major flooding begins.
32 Water tops rail of mainline track in front of C&O RR Depot.
30.5 Water enters Hiters store, downtown Bremo Bluff.
30.2 Water reaches the road along the left bank & main line of C&O Railroad at power plant.
28.2 Hotel Bremo is flooded.
26.4 Water reaches some homes in the low lying parts of Bremo Bluff and merchants in downtown.
25 Overflow begins along the right bank.
24 Water reaches low ground between homes on Main Street and C&O Railroad Depot.
23 Moderate flooding begins.
22.8 Main street flooded to centerline of road.
21 Left bank at the gage begins to flood.
19 Flood stage -- minor flooding begins
16 Bankfull stage (left bank)
About This Location Collapse

Latitude: 37.708333° N, Longitude: 78.288611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 191.44 210.44 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
Additional Information Collapse

Hydromet Outlook
24 Hour Hydrometerological Outlook Link to Graphic
Hydro Forecast Discussion
Hydrologist's Forecast Discussion
Significant Flood Outlook
Significant River Flood Outlook Link to Graphic
Flash Flood Guidance
Flash Flood Guidance Link to Graphic

Additional Water and Weather Topics from the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center (MARFC):
MARFC Home Page, Current Hazards, Current Conditions James River, Current Conditions Appomattox River,
Water Resources, Observed precipitation, Radar, Tropical Weather, Climate,
Flood History, About the MARFC,
Contact Us


Resources Collapse
Hydrologic Resources Additional Resources
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Wakefield Weather Forecast Office
10009 General Mahone Hwy
Wakefield, VA 23888
(757) 899-4200
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 21-Dec-2016 10:38 PM
Disclaimer
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities