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James River (VA) at Richmond-Westham Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.83 ft at 5:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 6:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 6:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 6:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 7:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 7:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 7:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 7:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 8:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 8:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 8:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 9:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 9:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 9:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 9:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 11:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 11:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 11:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 11:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 2:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 2:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 2:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 2:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 6:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 6:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 6:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 6:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 7:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 7:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 7:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 7:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 8:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 8:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 8:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 8:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 9:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 9:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 9:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 9:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 12:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 12:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 12:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 12:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 6:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 6:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 6:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 6:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 7:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 9:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 9:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 12:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 1:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 1:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 2:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 2:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 2:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 2:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 3:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 3:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 3:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 4:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.84 ft at 4:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 5:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 5:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.87 ft at 5:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 6:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 6:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 7:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 8:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 8:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:00AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:15AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:30AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:45AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 12:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 12:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 12:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 12:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 1:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 1:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 1:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 1:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 2:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 2:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 2:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 2:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 5:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 5:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 5:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 5:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 6:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 7:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 8:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 8:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 8:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 8:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 9:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 9:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 10:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 11:00PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 11:15PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 11:30PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:45PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 12:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 12:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 3:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 3:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 4:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 4:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 4:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 4:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 5:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 6:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 6:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 6:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 6:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:15AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:30AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:45AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 8:00AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 8:15AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 8:30AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 8:45AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 9:00AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 9:15AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 9:30AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 9:45AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 10:00AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 10:15AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 10:30AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 10:45AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 11:00AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 11:15AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 11:30AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 11:45AM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 12:00PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 12:15PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 12:30PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 12:45PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 1:00PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 1:15PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 1:30PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Observation: 4.2 ft at 1:45PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 2:00PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 2:15PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 2:30PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 2:45PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 3:00PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 3:15PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 3:30PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:45PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:00PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:15PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:30PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00AM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00AM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 2:00AM Aug 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.6 ft 8:00AM Aug 25, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesRMDV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:31PM Aug 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:45AM Aug 22)Latest observed value: 4.18 ft at 4:30 PM EDT 22-Aug-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

Historical 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.

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 09/17/1943
(5) 3.00 ft on 09/25/1936
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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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