James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.59'
Flow: 3620 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 5:06am
Low Tide: 12:18pm

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KVB Announces 2018 ‘Shiver in the River’ Date

Andy Thompson

October 24, 2017 8:49am

Our friends at Keep Virginia Beautiful just released the date for their signature event — Shiver in the River — a polar plunge into the James River on what promises to be an icy February 24th. This year KVB is promising a bigger and more impactful event, with an even larger Community Cleanup, 5K Run/Walk, and the James River Jump (the name for the polar plunge part of the festivities). Individuals, families and corporate groups can participate in one or all three events, and of course enjoy RVA’s coolest winter festival going on all around you.

What do you do next? Sign yourself up and start a team. And, if you sign up by November 30th you’ll be entered to win a cool prize that includes a Hilton Richmond Downtown package and discounted registration rates. It’s a great event that benefits a very cool organization.

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?