James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.93'
Flow: 4600 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 11:12pm
Low Tide: 5:36pm

Twitter Feed @RichmondOutside

Instagram Feed @RichmondOutside

  • Prince Humperdinck isnt the only one who can track this
  • Maggie and Walker are back! Richmonds most famous osprey pair
  • Have you checked out the new RichmondOutside podcast? riversideoutfittersrva owner
  • Really great day working with tons of volunteers clearing Evergreen
  • Cool newish sign at the north entrance to the Belle
  • New hardware atop Belle Isle will at least make it
  • Ralph White minced no words when it came to jrps
  • Friend of the program rvatrees gets ready to climb a
  • Saw evidence of the growing controversy surrounding laruspark on a
  • The pawpaws are in along buttermilktrail They should ripen in
  • If you dont follow jamesriverpark you should The incomparable sandysdad
  • Wish I could have gotten closer to this fella to
  • Riding the wissahickon in philly is a blast every time
  • The richmondoutside road trip arrived on the potomacriver in time
Posted In: James River

T-D Features RVAOspreyCam as a Spring ‘must’

Andy Thompson

April 3, 2018 3:50pm

(Feature image by Dean Hoffmeyer/Times-Dispatch).

Maggie and Walker on the nest earlier today. Maggie sits on three eggs, the first of which could hatch in mid-April.

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. No. 10 was titled “Osprey tours on the James.”

Writes Becker: The annual arrival and nesting of migrating osprey along the James happens every spring, but that doesn’t make it any less inspiring. Take a walk along the Potterfield Bridge to try to catch a glimpse or book an osprey boat tour. You can also check out the osprey cam online — just don’t be surprised if your productivity level drops significantly if the birds successfully lay and hatch eggs. (discoverthejames.com, RVAOspreyCam.com)

A great photo by the T-D’s Dean Hoffmeyer accompanies the piece (similar to the one here). And definitely check out the osprey, eagle and other James River tours our friend Mike Ostrander offers at discoverthejames.com.

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?