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🌊James River has crested

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Posted at 10:01 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 07:54:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The James River went above the 12 foot flood stage at the Westham location around 10 p.m. Friday. It crested a little over 14 feet late Saturday evening.

Although Richmond did not see heavy rain this past week, sections of western and southwestern Virginia did. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches were common, but there were some locations that picked up 10 to 14 inches of rain.
Click here to see rainfall reports from western Virginia.

Some of this rainfall fell over the James River basin, and it has traveled down into Richmond, which is why the river flooded.

The river will remain above 9 feet through Memorial Day, which means a high water permit is required if you go into the water.

Flooding also affected other rivers such as the Dan and Roanoke rivers.
Levels will continue to drop over the next few days. Click here to see the latest river levels and forecasts across Virginia.

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