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Gauge Information

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.

NOTE:  Currently a temporary dam has been erected during construction of the new Huguenot bridge which is causing level readings approximately 1 foot higher than normal for the same flows. Example: A current level reading of 7.5ft is equivalent to the old 6.5ft level.

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
JAMES RIVER NEAR RICHMOND, VA
usgs-02037500 2.80 - 14.00 ft II-III+ 01h14m 4.37 ft (running)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.80 -4.00 ft barely runnable-med runnable I-III
4.00 -6.00 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III+
6.00 -9.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV
9.00 -14.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV-V
14.00 -28.00 ft somewhat High-somewhat High V+

Report - Reports of James 5. Lower James through Richmond and related gauges

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

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
James [VA] Surfing Hollywood 4 something Michael Tavares
James [VA] Creeking on the James n/a Daniel Anderson
James River - Downtown [VA] Corn Wagon n/a Karl & JoAnn Gordon
6y57d04h25m /James-5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Hollywood Dagger Mamba 8.6 4.60 ft Adventure Creatures
6y141d05h17m /James-5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Triple Drop 8.20 ft Justin E Abel
> 10 years James River [VA] Downtown Cover 5ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years Richmond Downtown [VA] The Mouth at Hollywood 3.9ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River - Downtown [VA] Dagger Paddle with the Pros 6ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River - Downtown [VA] Surfing First Break 5.8ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River - Downtown [VA] Hollywood Wave 6.3ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River - Downtown [VA] James Downtown 6.3ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James River - Downtown [VA] Mayo Takeout High Tide Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years James [VA] Girl Power 4.4ft Thomas Bernadas
> 10 years James [VA] Hollywood 4.3 Julianna Wilson
> 10 years James [VA] Hollywood @ 4.45 4.45 Julianna Wilson
> 10 years James [VA] Hollywood @ 4.45 ft. n/a Julianna Wilson
> 10 years @James 5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Play at Pipeline 4.00 ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years @James 5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Powerdunk Cover 6.50 ft Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years @James 5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Surfing at Corner Rapid a good level Karl & JoAnn Gordon
> 10 years @James 5. Lower James through Richmond [VA] Pipeline Play a good level Karl & JoAnn Gordon

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