James River Water Levels

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Gauge Height: 10.98'
Flow: 34900 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:42am
Low Tide: 9:42am

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Outdoor News Archives

Local Filmmaker Releases Award-Winning Documentary on Orangutans

I had to share this incredible short documentary piece by local filmmaker Melissa Lesh. You might have seen some of Lesh’s work focused Richmond and the James River Park System. …

By Andy Thompson | April 26, 2018 | Posted In: Environment

Richmond Set to Compete in (and Win) 2018 ‘City Nature Challenge’

Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? City Nature Challenge 2018 aims to find out. Join The Nature Conservancy and partners as they explore …

By Andy Thompson | April 25, 2018 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

First Egg Hatches at RVAOspreyCam.com!

Yes, indeed, folks, we have good news to report. Some time last night one of the first two osprey eggs showcased at RVAOspreyCam.com hatched. We don’t know if it was …

By Andy Thompson | April 24, 2018 | Posted In: Birding

Hatchwatch 2018 Begins Today!

The hatching of osprey eggs happens like clockwork: Once an egg is laid, it will hatch in 34-40 days. That makes today a big day at the RVAOspreyCam. Today is …

By Andy Thompson | April 20, 2018 | Posted In: Birding, James River

How to Become the Banksy of the James River

In Richmond, it’s almost impossible to go more than a block or two before coming across a work of art. Murals covering buildings are found towering all over the city, …

By Alison Guess | April 19, 2018 | Posted In: James River

A Shad Fishing Primer: Where to Go, What to Do When You Get There

The run of hickory and American shad up the James River to the Fall Line in Richmond is truly something special. With spring finally starting to show herself a bit, …

By Tee Clarkson | April 18, 2018 | Posted In: Fishing

Blue Sky Fund Kicks Off 36-Hour Crowdfunding Blitz

Our friends at the Blue Sky Fund need your help. For their 3rd annual crowdfunding campaign, dubbed Blue Skies Ahead, they’ve given themselves only 36 hours to raise $20,000 for their …

By Andy Thompson | April 17, 2018 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

A Thank You Note to the Female Paddling Community

The paddling community as a whole is an incredibly vibrant and admittedly quirky group of people. It has its own language, traditions, and unique, spiritual relationship to the unpredictable, awe-inspiring, …

By Maggie Karrs | April 17, 2018 | Posted In: Paddling

Celebrating World Fish Migration Day in RVA (It’s Cooler Than It Sounds)

On April 21 our friends at the James River Association, as well as other partners and community members in Richmond will celebrate World Fish Migration Day –  a one day global-local event to …

By Andy Thompson | April 16, 2018 | Posted In: Fishing, James River

FOLAR Expands 2018 ‘Appomattox RiverFest’

On Saturday, April 28th the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River present the 4th Annual Appomattox RiverFest with co-sponsor Fort Lee, featuring 20+ regional partners, numerous food options, local beer from Trapezium Brewing, and …

By Andy Thompson | April 12, 2018 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

5PT Film Festival to Kick Off Riverrock

Outdoor and adventure films will kick off Dominion Energy Riverrock weekend starting on Thursday, May 17, with the 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at The Broadberry (2729 W Broad St, …

By Andy Thompson | April 11, 2018 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Volunteers needed for Paralyzed Veterans of America Handcycle Event a Pocahontas SP  

This coming Saturday and Sunday, RVA MORE is looking for about 20 volunteers to help with a Paralyzed Veterans of America event at Pocahontas State Park. The job is to …

By Andy Thompson | April 10, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Two New Climbing Gyms Open in RVA

Check out the piece in today’s Times-Dispatch by Tammie Smith about the two new rock climbing gyms in Central Va. Triangle Rock Club near Staples Mill Road and West Broad …

By Andy Thompson | April 9, 2018 | Posted In: Climbing

Views from the Treehouse: Going the Distance with RVA’s Best Under-the-Radar Athlete

Matt Perry and I had a blast talking to Bethany Patterson earlier this week for the latest installment of our Views from the Treehouse podcast. Patterson had never run so …

By Andy Thompson | April 6, 2018 | Posted In: Road running, Running, Trail Running

2 Opportunities to Improve Local Trails on Saturday

From RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain bike/trail building club: Take your pick and come on out, there will be trail work projects happening at both Buttermilk Trail in the James River …

By Andy Thompson | April 4, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

T-D Features RVAOspreyCam as a Spring ‘must’

(Feature image by Dean Hoffmeyer/Times-Dispatch). Thanks, Liz Becker, for the write up in the A Section of today’s Times-Dispatch. On A10, the T-D featured 10 must-do outdoor spring activities in the region. …

By Andy Thompson | April 3, 2018 | Posted In: James River

Belle Isle Bike Skills Park Needs Your Help on Saturday

RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain bike/trail building club, is looking for volunteers this Saturday (March 31st) to do some work at the Belle Isle Bike Skills Park at 9 a.m. From RVA MORE: Both …

By Andy Thompson | March 29, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Sports Backers Announce New Overnight, Run-Bike Relay Race

Sports Backers, in partnership with Ragnar Relay, announced a new event today — the ‘Run Bike Relay presented by Ragnar‘ to be held on June 22-23, 2018. The overnight relay event …

By Andy Thompson | March 27, 2018 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Riverrock Launches New Website

With the full schedule of events for the May 18-20 festival available and registration for all events now open, Dominion Energy Riverrock is announcing the launch of a new website — www.Riverrockrva.com, to …

By Andy Thompson | March 23, 2018 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Video: From Backyard to James River Via Powhite Creek

Here’s a sweet video to brighten your Thursday. Friend of the program and executive director of rafting at Riverside Outfitters, Dave Fary, shared this clip with us he made yesterday. …

By Andy Thompson | March 22, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized