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Difficulty I-II
Length 7 Miles
Gauge JAMES RIVER AT LICK RUN, VA
Flow Range 200 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 3200 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/30/2009 12:00 pm

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John
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9 years ago

The strainer that was the site of the fatality has been cut loose from the bank from what I hear. As I understand the verbal report the tree is still in the channel but along the river left bank. Seems that it is creating a reactinoary wave in the runout of the channel / rapid. The channel is open and runable but beware what may be just under the surface in the runout.

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John
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9 years ago

1.5 miles below Glen Wilton was the site of a fatality on 6-16-09 involving a strainer. The strainer was / is blocking the main flow channel around a very small island. Victim was not wearing a lifejacket and was fishing from a single person inflatable raft. Always keep your eyes peeled for strainers. I added some map images to show where it is. During normal summer flows this BLOCKED channel will be the only route around the gravel bar and it should be considered completely blocked for now. The stainer is a large mature hardwood that has fallin across the channel from river LEFT. The tree is new and large enough that it may be here for a while (or until the next major flood?). Be vigilent on this stretch for this stainer in particular and be ready to scout and portage if needed.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2009-06-19 High Fatality Other Read More

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

2003-04-24 00:00:00-04
Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.
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Matt Muir