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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rappahannock River at Remington are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - above Fredericksburg
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.00 ft on 10/16/1942
(2) 29.20 ft on 04/26/1937
(3) 26.70 ft on 06/02/1889
(4) 24.82 ft on 06/22/1972
(5) 24.04 ft on 09/07/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.91 ft on 12/23/2022 (P)
(2) 15.83 ft on 06/11/2021
(3) 15.10 ft on 03/22/2019
(4) 18.45 ft on 12/16/2018
(5) 15.29 ft on 09/28/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.28 ft on 08/15/1999
(2) 2.30 ft on 09/13/1966
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33 Water reaches the bridge over the Rappahannock on James Madison Street.
25 Portions of downtown Remington, near the railroad tracks, begin to flood. Once water breaches the railroad tracks, major flooding begins in portions of the city. Kellys Ford Road begins to flood on the Culpeper County side of the river.
20 A few homes south of Remington are flooded along with adjacent roads.
18 Water approaches homes south of Remington and covers the parking area at the Kellys Ford boat ramp.
15 Tin Pot Run Road and Sumerduck Road near Remington are flooded.
14 Water reaches the top of the boat ramp at Kellys Ford.
12 Due to backwater effects on Tin Pot Run, water may begin to cover portions of Tin Pot Run Road and Sumerduck Road near Remington.
10 Farmland south of Remington begins to flood.
8 The left bank of the river begins to overflow near Remington.
5 The Friends of the Rappahannock recommend that river levels greater than this are unsafe for recreational use.

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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