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James River (VA) at Richmond-Westham Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.88 ft at 4:15PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 4.88 ft at 4:30PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 4.88 ft at 4:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:15PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 6:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 6:15PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 6:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 6:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:15PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:15PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 9:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 9:15PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:15PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 11:15PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 11:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 11:45PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 1:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 5:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 5:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 5:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 5:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 6:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 6:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 7:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 7:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 7:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 7:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 8:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 8:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 8:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 8:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 10:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 10:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 10:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 11:15AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 11:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 11:45AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 1:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 1:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 1:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 4:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 4:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 4:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 7:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 7:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 7:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 9:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 9:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 9:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 10:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 10:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 10:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 11:15PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 11:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 11:45PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 1:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 1:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 1:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 2:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 10:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 10:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 10:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 11:15AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 11:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 11:45AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 11:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 1:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 7:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 7:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 8:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 8:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 8:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 9:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 9:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 9:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 9:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 10:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 10:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 10:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 10:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 12:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 12:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 12:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 12:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:30PM Dec 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.7 ft 7:00PM Dec 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.7 ft 1:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Forecast: 4.6 ft 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Forecast: 4.6 ft 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 4.5 ft 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 4.5 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesRMDV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:01PM Dec 18, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:21AM Dec 18)Latest observed value: 4.72 ft at 3:30 PM EST 18-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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 Richmond-Westham are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 28.62 ft on 06/23/1972
(2) 24.95 ft on 08/21/1969
(3) 24.77 ft on 11/07/1985
(4) 23.42 ft on 03/19/1936
(5) 22.65 ft on 04/27/1937
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.36 ft on 05/17/2014
(2) 14.92 ft on 05/01/2014
(3) 15.00 ft on 05/09/2013
(4) 14.95 ft on 02/02/2013
(5) 12.64 ft on 01/18/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 09/22/1966
(2) 2.94 ft on 10/21/1968
(3) 2.94 ft on 10/10/1970
(4) 3.00 ft on 09/25/1936
(5) 3.00 ft on 09/17/1943
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32 River stage sensor operating limit
28.62 Flood of record during Hurricane Agnes.
27 Near record flooding begins.
23 Richmond City Water Filtration Plant endangered.
22 Major flooding begins. Downstream industries, shops and streets along the riverfront are flooded at and above this level.
18.2 CSX Railroad tracks flooded.
15 Begin moderate flooding. Residences near gage threatened with some driveways under one to one and a half feet of water.
13 Approximately 20 acres of lowland flooded in vicinity of gage.
12 Flood stage. Minor flooding along both banks, no damage at this level.
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Latitude: 37.563056° N, Longitude: 77.547222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 98.82 ft 110.82 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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