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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 6.03'
Flow: 8380 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

The James River Park System trails are too wet to ride.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 11:48am
Low Tide: 6:48pm
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Cool new water fountain at reedy creek lot is in and ready for humans and dogs (spigot in back). Great way to honor Greg Hawkins. @homeonthejames @rvapaddlesports @riversideoutfittersrva @repjames
#treehouse at dawn in the snow. Gorgeous but snow = delays in starting spiral staircase entrance. Is it spring's turn yet? @rvatrees @nelsontreehouse
Do we like graffiti? No. Did we giggle ever so slightly when we saw this in the #jamesriverpark? We did. @rvatrees @vintage_rva @wvp @riversideoutfittersrva @rigganrva @homeonthejames
Thirsty snowman encountered on #belleisle during our morning commute today. #rvawinter
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Richmond Riverfront forum includes outdoors showcases

December 14, 2011 4:33pm

Are you following the proposals for the downtown Richmond riverfront? There are plenty of things to like for outdoor enthusiasts, including some very impressive ideas for kayaking, biking, boating and more.

I have attended all three public forums and was also invited to participate as an individual to give input in the early planning stages. There were ideas on greenway connections, a sports complex at Chapel Island, boating at Mayo Island, but the best might be at Belle Isle:

The presentation began with proposals for the popular 65-acre wild island that is Belle Isle and progressed eastward as the James flows. Maybe the most surprising proposals of the forum came from Belle Isle, including creating a competitive whitewater kayaking run on the Southside rocks that could be managed by a “control bladder” on the existing ruins of the VEPCO dam at the western end of the island. Extreme sports at an estimated $4.1 million in improvments were the focus, with a mountain biking skills course, kayaking, hiking, climbing and rappelling all included.

See the full report at Richmond.com


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