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James River near Ashton Stage (ft)Observed: 5.68 ft at 12:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 12:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 12:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 1:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 1:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 1:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 3:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 3:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 3:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 4:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 4:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:31AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:46AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:01AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 6:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 6:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 7:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 7:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 9:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 9:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 11:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 11:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 11:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:31PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:46PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:01PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 3:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 4:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 4:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 4:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 4:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 6:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 7:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 9:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 9:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:31PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:46PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:01PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 11:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 11:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 2:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 5:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 5:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 5:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 5:46AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:01AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:16AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 8:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 8:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 10:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 10:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 11:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 11:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 11:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 12:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 12:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 12:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 1:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 2:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 3:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 4:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 5:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 5:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 5:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 6:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 6:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 8:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 8:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 11:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 11:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 11:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 5.78 ft at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 12:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 12:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 1:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 2:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 3:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 3:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 6:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 6:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 8:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 9:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 10:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 10:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 10:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 11:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 12:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 12:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 1:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 1:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 1:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 2:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 2:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 3:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 3:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 3:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 4:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 5:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2024Highest Observation: 5.83 ft at 6:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 6:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 6:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 7:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 8:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 9:45PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 10:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 10:15PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 10:30PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 10:45PM Apr 14, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesATNS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:00AM Apr 15, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.81 ft at 10:45 PM CDT 14-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the James River near Ashton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.64 ft on 04/06/1997
(2) 25.25 ft on 03/22/2010
(3) 24.40 ft on 04/28/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.51 ft on 06/09/2022
(2) 5.45 ft on 04/11/2021
(3) 18.36 ft on 04/20/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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25.5 The bridge at the gauging location is overtopped.
22.5 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge at the gauging location.
21 The main east-west highway begins to flood on the east bank of the river and the water overtops the bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Ashton.
19 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Ashton.
16.5 The water overtops the bridge 3 miles north and 1 1/2 mile east of Ashton.
15 Significant amounts of farm land begin flooding.
14 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge 3 miles north and 1 1/2 mile east of Ashton.
13 Flooding begins to affect some crop land along with moderate flooding of pasture and low-lying areas.
11 Flooding of low-lying pasture and wooded areas begins.
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Latitude: 44.998333° N, Longitude: 98.480556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 1245.40 1258.40 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 Not Available Not Available  

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