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James River at Jamestown Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 1429.69 ft at 4:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.68 ft at 4:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 4:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 5:00AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 5:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 5:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 5:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 6:00AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.72 ft at 6:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 6:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 6:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 7:00AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 7:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 7:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 7:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 8:00AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 8:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 8:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 8:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 9:00AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.72 ft at 9:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 9:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 9:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 10:00AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.77 ft at 10:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.75 ft at 10:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.72 ft at 10:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 11:00AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 11:15AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.75 ft at 11:30AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 11:45AM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 12:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 12:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.77 ft at 12:30PM Oct 28, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 12:45PM Oct 28, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 1:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.77 ft at 1:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 1:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.75 ft at 1:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 2:00PM Oct 28, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 2:15PM Oct 28, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 2:30PM Oct 28, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 2:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 3:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 3:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 3:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.75 ft at 3:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 4:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.75 ft at 4:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 4:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 4:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 5:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 5:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 5:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.71 ft at 5:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 6:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 6:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 6:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 6:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 7:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 7:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 7:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 7:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 8:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 8:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.68 ft at 8:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 8:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.72 ft at 9:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 9:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 9:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 9:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 10:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.68 ft at 10:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 10:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 10:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 11:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 11:15PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 11:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 11:45PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 12:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.7 ft at 12:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 12:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 12:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 1:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 1:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 1:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 1:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 2:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.68 ft at 2:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 2:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 2:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 3:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 3:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 3:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 3:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 4:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 4:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 4:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 4:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 5:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 5:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 5:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 5:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 6:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 6:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 6:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 6:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 7:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 7:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 7:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 7:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 8:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 8:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 8:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 8:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 9:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 9:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 9:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 9:45AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 10:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 10:15AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.6 ft at 2:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.61 ft at 2:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.61 ft at 3:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.61 ft at 3:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.6 ft at 4:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.61 ft at 4:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.58 ft at 5:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.61 ft at 5:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.6 ft at 10:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.62 ft at 10:45PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 11:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 11:15PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 12:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 12:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 1:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.63 ft at 1:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 8:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 8:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 9:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 9:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 9:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 9:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.69 ft at 10:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.72 ft at 10:15AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.72 ft at 11:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.74 ft at 11:45AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.73 ft at 12:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.75 ft at 12:15PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 1:30PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 1:45PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 2:00PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 1429.78 ft at 2:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 8:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 8:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 9:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.67 ft at 9:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 10:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 10:45PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 11:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.66 ft at 11:15PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 2:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 1429.64 ft at 2:45AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 3:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 1429.65 ft at 3:15AM Oct 31, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesJMDN8(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (4:00AM Oct 31, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 1429.65 ft at 3:15 AM CDT 31-Oct-2014.
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the James River at Jamestown Dam. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
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Historical Crests
(1) 1,454.10 ft on 04/26/2009
(2) 1,451.20 ft on 05/01/2011
(3) 1,450.08 ft on 08/18/2011
(4) 1,445.90 ft on 05/05/1997
(5) 1,445.77 ft on 04/15/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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1454 Water begins to flow over the emergency spillway known as the "Morning Glory" hole.
1453 By this approximate stage, all recreational boating on the reservoir has historically been restricted and traffic across the dam has been closed to authorized personnel only.
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(1) Jamestown Dam near Jamestown-Upstream View
(2) Jamestown Dam near Jamestown-Downstream View
(3) Jamestown Dam Glory Hole Spillway
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Latitude: 46.930556° N, Longitude: 98.706389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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At elevation 1454 ft MSL, the pool reaches the "glory hole" and begins to spill.
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