Gauge Description:

This gauge is well upstream of the actual run, but is still a great indicator for levels on this run. The Minimum and Maximum levels are rough guidelines because the Maury is adding quite a bit to the volume at the put-in. It is such a large river it really is never too low to run, but for whitewater paddlers it is much more fun at levels over 4 feet. The local canoe livery will not put trips on over 6 feet, but for many folks thats when the run is the most fun.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
JAMES RIVER AT BUCHANAN, VA
usgs-02019500 500 - 25000 cfs II+(III) 00h22m 592 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -1850 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II+(III) gauge is important or has warning
1850 -18500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+(III) gauge is important or has warning
18500 -25000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II+(III) gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
[VA] Ghost Boater n/a John
James River [VA] Seal Launching backwards n/a Trevar Bennington
James [VA] Typical summer scene and level at Balcony Falls, James River, VA Low Adam Goshorn
James [VA] Adam Goshorn runs Balcony Falls on the James River, VA medium Adam Goshorn
James [VA] Adam Goshorn exits Confluence and enters a fog covered James River Medium-Low Adam Goshorn
James [VA] Panarama of Jump Rock and Seal Launching Rock on the James River, VA n/a Adam Goshorn
James River [Va] Seal Launch 3.9 ft Jon Bryant
James [VA] Balcony 5500 Steve King
5y175d02h12m /James-2. Balcony Falls Run [VA] The Real Falls n/a Raven Harris
9y56d07h09m /James-2. Balcony Falls Run [VA] Balcony Falls from overlook on shuttle road n/a Philip Young
> 10 years [VA] cam seal launch n/a John
> 10 years James [VA] Balcony Falls Panorama 4 feet Garrick Taylor
> 10 years James River [VA] Alex - Jump Rock n/a John
> 10 years James [VA] TrevarB doing his thing. lower Todd Spencer
> 10 years James [VA] first ledge Buchannon 4.7 or3000 John Duke
> 10 years James [VA] Kevin dropping the seal launch. around 6ft Kyle Pressel
> 10 years James [VA] Balcony Falls Somewhere around 3ft Michael Tavares
> 10 years James [VA] (AG)Nate at Jump Rock on the James River, VA unknown Adam Goshorn
> 10 years James [VA] Adam Goshorn seal launches into the James River in VA near Jump Rock. unknown Adam Goshorn
> 10 years James [VA] Feeling Loopy 8.5ft Jeremy Laucks