Gauge Description:

The gauge most commonly used for this section is the USGS 02037500 JAMES RIVER NEAR RICHMOND, VA

A pretty good predictor of water temperature is available from the upstream gauge at Cartersville, VA.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
JAMES RIVER NEAR RICHMOND, VA
usgs-02037500 3.80 - 14.50 ft I-II 04h14m 3.68 ft (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
3.80 -4.10 ft barely runnable-med runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning
4.10 -9.00 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III+ gauge is important or has warning
4.10 -9.00 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning
9.00 -14.50 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II-IV gauge is important or has warning Permit required by City above 9ft.
14.50 -18.00 ft barely High-extremely High III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning Permit required by City above 9ft.
18.00 -30.00 ft somewhat High-somewhat High III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning Permit required by City above 9ft.

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
James [VA] Monster at Pony n/a Michael Rose
James River - Downtown [VA] Z-Dam Play 5.3ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
James River - Upper [VA] Putin Pony Pasture n/a Karl & JoAnn Gordon
James [VA] Z-Dam High Water 15th n/a Karl & JoAnn Gordon
James [VA] Surfing near Pony Pasture 4.5' Ryan Emanuel
5y189d00h36m /James-4. Upper James into Richmond [VA] Reedy Exit n/a Raven Harris
5y221d04h43m /James-4. Upper James into Richmond [VA] Thor's Hammer 6.66 ft Raven Harris
5y234d07h43m /James-4. Upper James into Richmond [VA] Left Left 5.50 ft Raven Harris
5y274d07h43m @James 4. Upper James into Richmond [VA] Approaching Thor 12000 cfs Raven Harris
> 10 years James River [VA] Upper James Cover 14ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River [VA] Chew Chew Beach 4ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River [VA] Dagger Paddle with the Pros 5ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James [VA] Sick Roll Dude 5.4 Michael Tavares
> 10 years James [VA] Looking Up Pony Pasture 6.7 ft. Kyle Pressel
> 10 years James River - Upper [VA] Jeff laughs at the high water 12.5ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River - Upper [VA] Z-Dam High Water 14.5ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River [VA] Reedy Creek Putin n/a Ryan Emanuel
> 10 years [ ] Dave Myers - Pony Pasture 10ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River - Upper [VA] Z-Dam Local Hacks 5.3ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon