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James River near Columbia Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 18.67 ft at 11:16AM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 11:30AM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 11:45AM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 11:46AM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 12:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 12:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 12:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 1:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 1:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 1:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 1:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 1:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 1:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 2:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 2:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 2:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 2:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 2:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 2:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 2:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 3:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 3:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 3:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 3:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 3:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 3:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 4:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 4:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 4:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 4:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 4:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 4:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 4:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 5:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 6:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 6:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 6:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 6:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 6:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 6:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 6:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 7:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 8:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 8:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 8:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:01PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 9:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 9:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 9:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:16PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:31PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:46PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:15PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:30PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 11:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 12:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 12:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 1:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 1:16AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 1:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 1:31AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 1:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 1:46AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:16AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 2:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 2:31AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 2:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 2:46AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 3:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 3:16AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 3:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 3:31AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:46AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 4:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 4:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 4:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 5:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 5:16AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 5:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 5:31AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 5:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 5:46AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 6:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 6:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 6:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 7:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 7:31AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:46AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 8:01AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 8:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 8:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 8:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 9:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 9:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 9:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 9:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 10:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 10:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 10:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 10:31AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:46AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 11:01AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:15AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:30AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:31AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 11:45AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 11:46AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 12:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 1:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 1:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 1:31PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 1:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 1:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 2:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.59 ft at 2:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.59 ft at 2:31PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 3:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 3:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 3:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 3:31PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 4:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 4:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 4:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 4:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 4:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 5:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 5:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 5:16PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 6:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 6:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 6:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 6:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 7:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 7:16PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 7:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 7:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 7:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 8:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 8:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 8:16PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 8:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 8:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 8:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 9:16PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 9:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 9:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 10:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 10:46PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:01PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 11:15PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 11:16PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:30PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 11:45PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 12:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 12:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.63 ft at 12:46AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 1:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 1:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 1:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 1:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 1:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.62 ft at 1:46AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 2:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 2:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 2:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 2:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 2:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 3:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 3:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 4:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 4:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.66 ft at 4:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 4:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 4:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 4:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.65 ft at 5:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 5:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 5:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 5:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 5:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 5:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 6:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 6:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 6:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 6:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 6:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 6:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 7:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 7:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 7:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 7:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 7:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 7:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 8:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 8:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 8:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 8:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 8:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 8:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 9:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 9:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 9:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 9:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.67 ft at 9:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 9:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 10:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 10:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 10:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 10:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 10:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 10:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 11:01AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 11:15AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 11:16AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 11:30AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 11:31AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 11:45AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 12:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 12:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 12:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 12:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 12:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 12:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 1:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 1:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 1:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 1:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 2:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 2:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 2:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 2:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 2:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 2:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 3:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 3:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 3:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 3:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 3:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 3:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 4:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 4:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 5:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 5:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 5:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 6:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 6:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 6:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 6:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 6:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 6:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 7:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 7:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 7:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 7:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 7:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 7:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 8:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 8:16PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 8:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 8:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 8:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 8:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 9:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 9:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 9:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 9:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 9:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 10:01PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.7 ft at 10:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 10:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 11:15PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 11:31PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 11:45PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 11:46PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 18.7 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.7 ft at 12:01AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 12:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 12:31AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 12:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.69 ft at 12:46AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:01AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 1:31AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 1:46AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 2:01AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.7 ft at 2:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 2:31AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 2:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 2:46AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 3:01AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 3:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 3:31AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 3:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 3:46AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 4:01AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 4:31AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 4:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 4:46AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 5:01AM Apr 18, 2019Highest Observation: 18.75 ft at 5:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2019Highest Observation: 18.75 ft at 5:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 6:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 6:31AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 6:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 6:46AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 7:01AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 7:31AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 7:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 7:46AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.72 ft at 8:01AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 8:15AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2019Highest Observation: 18.75 ft at 8:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 9:15AM Apr 18, 2019Highest Observation: 18.75 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.73 ft at 9:45AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2019Highest Observation: 18.75 ft at 10:15AM Apr 18, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 18, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 18, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 18.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 18.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 18.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 18.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 18.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 18.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 18.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 18.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00PM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 18.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 18.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 28, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCMBS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:15AM Apr 18, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 9:37AM Apr 18)Latest observed value: 18.75 ft at 10:15 AM CDT 18-Apr-2019. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the James River near Columbia 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.81 ft on 07/16/2011
(2) 19.73 ft on 04/24/2009
(3) 19.08 ft on 04/18/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.90 ft on 03/21/2017
(2) 8.04 ft on 09/23/2016
(3) 13.97 ft on 06/17/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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20 The water begin to flow over Brown County Hwy 16 south of the gauge
19.64 The water overtops the levee at the park in Columbia. Also 120th Street, Dakota Avenue, and Larson Road are flooded
19.5 The river reaches the top of the levee at the park in Columbia. Also 400th Avenue, 123rd Street, and Tacoma Loop are flooded
19.3 396th Avenue begins to flood
18.5 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge at the gauging location on Brown County 16.
18 117th St between 395th and 400th Ave is flooded
17 Water reaches the base of the levee at the Columbia Park.
15 Significant amounts of agricultural lands are flooded
13 Flooding of the lower lying agricultural areas begins
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Latitude: 45.603611° N, Longitude: 98.310000° 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 1272.91 ft 1285.91 ft  

Current/Historical Observations:

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NWS Information
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Aberdeen Weather Forecast Office
824 Brown County 14 South
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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