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James River (VA) at Holcomb Rock Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 7.72 ft at 1:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.71 ft at 1:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.67 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 2:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.54 ft at 2:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.5 ft at 3:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.48 ft at 3:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.45 ft at 3:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.43 ft at 3:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.39 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.38 ft at 4:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.36 ft at 4:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.35 ft at 4:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.33 ft at 5:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.31 ft at 5:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.29 ft at 5:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.26 ft at 5:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.24 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.21 ft at 6:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.19 ft at 6:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.18 ft at 6:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.16 ft at 7:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.15 ft at 7:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.13 ft at 7:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.1 ft at 7:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.08 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.06 ft at 8:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.04 ft at 8:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7.01 ft at 8:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 7 ft at 9:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.97 ft at 9:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.96 ft at 9:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.94 ft at 9:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.93 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.91 ft at 10:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.9 ft at 10:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.88 ft at 10:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.86 ft at 11:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.84 ft at 11:15PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.83 ft at 11:30PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.82 ft at 11:45PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 6.81 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.78 ft at 12:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.78 ft at 12:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.76 ft at 12:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.75 ft at 1:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.73 ft at 1:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.71 ft at 1:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.69 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.67 ft at 2:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.64 ft at 2:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.62 ft at 3:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.61 ft at 3:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.6 ft at 3:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.59 ft at 3:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.57 ft at 4:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.51 ft at 5:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.49 ft at 5:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.48 ft at 5:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.47 ft at 6:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.45 ft at 6:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.44 ft at 6:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.43 ft at 6:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.41 ft at 7:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.41 ft at 7:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.39 ft at 7:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.39 ft at 7:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.36 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.36 ft at 8:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.35 ft at 8:30AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.33 ft at 8:45AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.33 ft at 9:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.32 ft at 9:15AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.14 ft at 2:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.13 ft at 2:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.1 ft at 3:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.08 ft at 3:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.07 ft at 3:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.06 ft at 4:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.06 ft at 4:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.04 ft at 4:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.03 ft at 4:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.01 ft at 5:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6.01 ft at 5:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 6 ft at 5:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.99 ft at 6:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.98 ft at 6:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.98 ft at 6:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.96 ft at 7:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.95 ft at 7:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.95 ft at 7:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.94 ft at 7:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.94 ft at 8:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.93 ft at 8:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.91 ft at 8:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.91 ft at 9:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 9:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 9:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.88 ft at 9:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.86 ft at 10:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.86 ft at 10:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.84 ft at 11:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.83 ft at 11:15PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.82 ft at 11:30PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.82 ft at 11:45PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 5.81 ft at 12:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.78 ft at 12:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.78 ft at 12:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.78 ft at 1:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.77 ft at 1:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.77 ft at 1:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.74 ft at 3:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.73 ft at 4:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.73 ft at 4:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.73 ft at 4:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.72 ft at 5:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.71 ft at 5:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.71 ft at 5:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.69 ft at 6:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.69 ft at 6:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.69 ft at 6:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.68 ft at 7:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.67 ft at 7:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.67 ft at 7:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.65 ft at 8:15AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.6 ft at 11:30AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.59 ft at 11:45AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.58 ft at 12:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.57 ft at 12:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.56 ft at 12:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.55 ft at 12:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.55 ft at 1:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.54 ft at 1:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.54 ft at 1:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.54 ft at 1:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.53 ft at 2:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.53 ft at 2:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.52 ft at 2:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.52 ft at 2:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.51 ft at 3:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.51 ft at 3:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.5 ft at 3:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.5 ft at 3:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.49 ft at 4:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.49 ft at 4:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.49 ft at 4:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.48 ft at 4:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.47 ft at 5:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.47 ft at 5:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.47 ft at 5:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.46 ft at 5:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.46 ft at 6:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.46 ft at 6:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.46 ft at 6:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.45 ft at 6:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.45 ft at 7:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.45 ft at 7:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.45 ft at 7:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.44 ft at 7:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.44 ft at 8:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.44 ft at 8:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.44 ft at 8:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.44 ft at 8:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:15PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.39 ft at 11:30PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.39 ft at 11:45PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.37 ft at 12:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.37 ft at 12:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 2:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 2:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 2:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 3:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 3:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 3:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 5:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.36 ft at 5:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.35 ft at 6:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.35 ft at 6:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.35 ft at 6:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.34 ft at 6:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.35 ft at 7:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.34 ft at 7:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.34 ft at 7:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.33 ft at 7:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.33 ft at 9:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:45AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:15AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 4.69 ft at 10:30AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 4.75 ft at 10:45AM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 5.3 ft 1:00PM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 5.2 ft 7:00PM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 5.2 ft 1:00AM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 5.3 ft 7:00AM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 5.5 ft 1:00PM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 5.7 ft 7:00PM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 6 ft 7:00AM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 7.3 ft 1:00PM Dec 07, 2016Highest Forecast: 7.7 ft 7:00PM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 7.3 ft 1:00AM Dec 08, 2016Forecast: 6.8 ft 7:00AM Dec 08, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHRKV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:19AM Dec 5, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 9:13AM Dec 5)Latest observed value: 4.75 ft at 10:45 AM EST 5-Dec-2016. Flood Stage is 22 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts for the James River (VA) at Holcomb Rock are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 42.15 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 35.50 ft on 08/20/1969
(3) 32.38 ft on 06/22/1972
(4) 31.30 ft on 03/28/1913
(5) 30.99 ft on 01/20/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.36 ft on 06/24/2016 (P)
(2) 18.21 ft on 03/06/2015
(3) 15.24 ft on 02/04/2014
(4) 21.71 ft on 05/08/2013
(5) 19.09 ft on 12/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.91 ft on 10/05/1970
(2) 3.02 ft on 09/21/1941
(3) 3.06 ft on 10/13/1941
(4) 3.11 ft on 09/26/1963
(5) 3.12 ft on 09/02/1968
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32 Water floods railroad tracks along right bank.
28 Water reaches mail floor of powerhouse.
23 Power equipment yard and access flooded at holcomb rock dam.
22 Two feet of water in powerhouse lower floor.
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Latitude: 37.501111° N, Longitude: 79.262778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 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 547.83 569.83 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 548.53 ft 570.53 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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