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James River near Kensal Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 2.71 ft at 1:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:46AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:01AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:16AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:31AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:46AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:01AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:16AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:31AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 7:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 10:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:46AM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:01PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:16PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:31PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:46PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:01PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:16PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:31PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:46PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:01PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:16PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:31PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:46PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 9:01PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 9:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 9:16PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:31PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:15PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:45PM May 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:46AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:01AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:16AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:31AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:46AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:01AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:16AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:31AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:46AM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:01PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:16PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:31PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:46PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:01PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:16PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:31PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:46PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:01PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:16PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:31PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:46PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:01PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:16PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:31PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 4:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 4:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 5:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 5:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 6:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 7:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 7:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:46PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:01PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:16PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:31PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:46PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:01PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:16PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:31PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 9:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 12:15AM May 28, 2015KSLN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:00AM May 28, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.61 ft at 12:15 AM CDT 28-May-2015. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the James River near Kensal. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 16.69 ft on 04/28/2009
(2) 14.70 ft on 04/18/2009
(3) 14.41 ft on 04/12/2011
(4) 14.35 ft on 01/01/1979
(5) 14.00 ft on 04/07/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.10 ft on 05/04/2013
(2) 3.76 ft on 04/16/2012
(3) 14.41 ft on 04/12/2011
(4) 10.23 ft on 04/04/2010
(5) 16.69 ft on 04/28/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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(1) James River near Kensal-Upstream view
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Latitude: 47.399722° N, Longitude: 98.797222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(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
Other 1440 ft 1449 ft  

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