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James River near Ashton Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 11:45AM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 11:46AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:01PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:16PM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 12:30PM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 12:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 1:00PM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 1:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 1:30PM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 1:45PM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 2:00PM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 2:15PM Aug 08, 2020Highest Observation: 12.02 ft at 2:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 2:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 3:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 3:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 3:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 3:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 4:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 4:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 4:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 4:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 5:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 5:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 5:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 5:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 6:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 6:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 6:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 6:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 7:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 7:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 7:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 7:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 7:46PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 8:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 8:01PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 8:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 8:16PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 8:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 8:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 9:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 9:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 10:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 10:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 10:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 10:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 11:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 11:15PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:45PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 12:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 12:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 12:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 12:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 1:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 1:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 2:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 2:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 2:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 2:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 3:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 3:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 3:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 3:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 3:46AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 4:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 4:01AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 4:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 4:16AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 4:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 4:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 5:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 5:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 6:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 6:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 6:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 6:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 7:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 7:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 7:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 7:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 8:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 8:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 8:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 8:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 9:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 9:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 10:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 10:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 10:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 10:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 11:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 11:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 12:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 12:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 12 ft at 12:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 1:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 2:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 2:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 2:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 2:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 3:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 3:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 3:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 3:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 4:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 4:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 4:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 4:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 5:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 6:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 6:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 6:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 6:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 7:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 7:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 7:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 7:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 7:46PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 8:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 8:01PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 8:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 8:16PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 8:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 8:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 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8:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 8:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 8:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 9:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 9:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 9:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 9:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 10:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 10:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 10:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 10:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 11:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 11:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 11:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 11:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 11:46AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 12:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 12:01PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 12:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 12:16PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 12:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.98 ft at 12:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 1:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 1:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 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2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 7:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 8:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 8:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 8:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 8:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 9:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 9:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 9:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 9:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 10:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 10:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 10:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 10:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 11:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 11:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 11:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 11:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 12:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 12:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 12:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 12:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 1:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 1:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.93 ft at 1:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 1:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 2:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 2:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 2:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 2:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 3:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 3:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 3:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.93 ft at 3:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 4:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 4:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 4:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 4:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 5:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.97 ft at 5:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.93 ft at 5:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 5:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 6:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 6:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 6:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 6:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 7:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 7:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 7:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 7:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 8:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 8:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.93 ft at 8:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 8:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 9:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.96 ft at 9:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 9:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 9:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 10:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 10:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.94 ft at 10:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 11.95 ft at 10:45AM Aug 11, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesATNS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:30AM Aug 11, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 11.95 ft at 10:45 AM CDT 11-Aug-2020. 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: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

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) 23.20 ft on 04/23/2019
(2) 9.24 ft on 05/23/2018
(3) 9.79 ft on 03/28/2017
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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: NAD83/WGS84

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 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 1244.4 ft 1257.4 ft  

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