James River flood warning

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jan 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-01 18:24:13-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Flood warnings have been issued for the James River.  Flooding is occurring at both the Westham and Richmond Locks locations.

Flood stage for the Westham location is 12 feet, and the river should crest between 15 and 16 feet Friday evening and Friday night.  The river level will drop below flood stage Sunday morning.


Flood stage for the Richmond Locks location is 8 feet.  The river will continue to rise and crest just before daybreak on Saturday around or slightly above 11 feet.  At 11 feet, water enters Dock Street.

Because of the wind and tree damage from this past week, there will probably be ample debris rushing downstream, too. Don’t be surprised if you see entire downed trees on a trip through the River City through this weekend!

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What does Moderate Flooding look like at the Huguenot Bridge area? At 15 feet, residences near the Bridge immediately along the River will have some of their driveways under a foot to a foot and a half of water. By 18.2 feet, the CSX Railroad tracks near the James flood.

Here’s where the river gauge is located:

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