Gauge Description:

The USGS gauge for this stretch is the James Near Richmond, VA.  NOAA provides forecast levels for this stretch on its James River at Richmond - Westham gauge.  The physical gauge location is on river left just upstream of the Huguenot Bridge.

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
JAMES RIVER NEAR RICHMOND, VA
usgs-02037500 2.80 - 14.00 ft III-IV(V) 01h14m 7.54 ft (running)
gauge class

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.80 -4.00 ft barely runnable-med runnable I-III gauge is important or has warning
4.00 -6.00 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III+ gauge is important or has warning
6.00 -9.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
9.00 -14.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning Permit required by City above 9ft.
14.00 -28.00 ft somewhat High-somewhat High 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 @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/29/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/24/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/24/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/24/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/24/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/23/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] James @5. Lower James through Richmond n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/23/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Finn Running Target n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/23/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/23/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/23/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/22/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/21/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/21/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/21/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Matthew Boofig the damn at river rock n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/20/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Andrew running "Secret Boof" n/a Matthew Centofanti
James @5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Account of 04/20/20 n/a Matthew Centofanti