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James River near Columbia Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 4.63 ft at 7:45AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.62 ft at 8:00AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.61 ft at 8:15AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.61 ft at 8:30AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.61 ft at 8:45AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.6 ft at 9:00AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.59 ft at 9:15AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.59 ft at 9:30AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.58 ft at 9:45AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.58 ft at 10:00AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.57 ft at 10:15AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.57 ft at 10:30AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:45AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.56 ft at 11:00AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:15AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:16AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:30AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:31AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:45AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:46AM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.53 ft at 12:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.51 ft at 1:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.5 ft at 2:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.47 ft at 5:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.47 ft at 5:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.45 ft at 6:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.44 ft at 7:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.44 ft at 8:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.44 ft at 8:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.44 ft at 8:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.44 ft at 8:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:00PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:15PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.44 ft at 11:30PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.45 ft at 11:45PM Sep 19, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.47 ft at 12:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.5 ft at 12:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.51 ft at 1:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.53 ft at 1:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.55 ft at 1:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.57 ft at 1:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.58 ft at 2:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.59 ft at 2:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.62 ft at 2:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.64 ft at 3:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.65 ft at 3:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.65 ft at 3:16AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.66 ft at 3:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.66 ft at 3:31AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.67 ft at 3:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.67 ft at 3:46AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.68 ft at 4:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.72 ft at 5:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.75 ft at 6:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.75 ft at 7:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 7:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 7:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 7:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 8:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.79 ft at 9:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 10:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 11:00AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:15AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:16AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:30AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:31AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:45AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:46AM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 12:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 2:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 2:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 3:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 3:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 3:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 4:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 4:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 4:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 4:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 5:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:00PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:15PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:30PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:45PM Sep 20, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:30AM Sep 21, 2018Highest Observation: 4.97 ft at 1:45AM Sep 21, 2018Highest Observation: 4.97 ft at 2:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:16AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:31AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:46AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:00AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:15AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:30AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:45AM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:31PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:46PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:01PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 10:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 11:00PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 11:15PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 11:30PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:45PM Sep 21, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 12:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 12:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 12:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 2:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 2:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 3:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 3:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 3:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 3:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 4:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 5:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 5:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 5:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 5:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:15AM Sep 22, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCMBS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:30AM Sep 22, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.8 ft at 6:15 AM CDT 22-Sep-2018. 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 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) 13.97 ft on 06/17/2015
(2) 12.62 ft on 06/21/2014
(3) 15.39 ft on 07/10/2013
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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 gage.
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 gaging 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  

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