James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 6.63'
Flow: 10800 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Rain overnight has trails soaked and there is likely more coming later today. Pocahontas trails are closed but fireroads are open.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 10:36am

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Storm damage on Buttermilk Trail

July 1, 2012 7:32am

Buttermilk Trail was a mess yesterday afternoon. I actually didn’t ride all that much of it — just the section from 21st St. to Reedy Creek — because it was impassable in so many places. Sadly, the worst damage I saw was to the relatively new boardwalk skinnies over the wetland area not too far east of Reedy Creek. I remember when the city trail crew and a host of volunteers built this thing. It took a ton of labor and man hours to construct it. It might be a while before it’s open again. Here are some pics.

Looking east


Looking west


Looking west


Looking east

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?