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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 8.33'
Flow: 18900 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
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Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 10:18am
Low Tide: 5:24pm
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The #jamesriver is raging right now! The main gravel path running from Nickel Bridge to Belle Isle is now a water trail, at least here under the Nickel looking east. @riversideoutfittersrva @rvapaddlesports @farydl1 @rigganrva @homeonthejames @vcuoap
Big day of #treehousing yesterday. @wvp works on the spiral staircase around the tulip poplar. By tomorrow we should be able to walk up into the #treehouse. #TreehouseMasters #methow @nelsontreehouse @rvatrees
What a day to hit the #manchesterwall, or in this case, one of the outer bridge stanchions. #rvaclimb #jamesriverpark #jamesriver @peakexperiences @riversideoutfittersrva @rvatrees
Shad season is here on the #jamesriver in #rva. Just a sampling of the dozens of boats downtown. @appomattoxrivercompany @riversideoutfittersrva @vintage_rva @homeonthejames @richmondgrid
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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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