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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.70'
Flow: 1530 cfps
Below 5' no lifejacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:36am
Low Tide: 10:00am

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Andy Thompson

KVB Grants Highlight Local Groups Working to Keep Richmond Beautiful

In 2011 our friends at Keep Virginia Beautiful started a program called “30 in 30,” i.e. 30 grants in 30 days, to “empower groups all across Virginia to make an …

By Andy Thompson | July 21, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

New Date, One-Day Option for ‘RVA to DC’ Ride

Registration is now open for the Sports Backers’ RVA to DC bike ride, which returns this year with a new date and new one-day ride option. The two-day, fully-supported ride from …

By Andy Thompson | July 19, 2017 | Posted In: Road Biking

Blue Sky Fund Announces ‘Hike4Kids’ 2017 Details

Late October might seem like a long way off, but just imagine it: changing leaves, cool dry weather, the actual need to wear long sleeves in the middle of the …

By Andy Thompson | July 18, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Upcoming Events

James Claims Second Swimmer of 2017

If you can swim, it’s hard to drown in the James River in Richmond right now. Take a look at the handy RichmondOutside info center (top left of the home …

By Andy Thompson | July 17, 2017 | Posted In: James River

City Attorney Responds to Legal Questions About Larus Park Land Deal

The Times-Dispatch’s Vanessa Remmers has an update today on a story we posted about last month. Chesterfield County is proposing to lease a portion — about 1.26 acres — of …

By Andy Thompson | July 13, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

KVC Needs Help Cleaning Up Pony Pasture

A couple weeks back we introduced a non-profit new to RVA called Keep Virginia Cozy. Litter pickups are a big part — though not all — of what they do, …

By Andy Thompson | July 11, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

‘James River Splash and Dash’ Returns to Downtown RVA This Saturday

This Saturday Richmonders will once again take to the James River for the 7th Annual James River Splash & Dash, presented by Swedish Match and sponsored by Riverside Outfitters. The …

By Andy Thompson | July 10, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

‘Fledge Watch 2017’ is on for RVA’s Peregrine Falcons

Just because the action is winding down at the RVA Osprey Cam, doesn’t mean there’s no bird cam action in Richmond right now. In fact, over at the Department of …

By Andy Thompson | June 28, 2017 | Posted In: Birding

Final Osprey Fledges, but RVA Osprey Cam Action Isn’t Over Yet

It’s a bittersweet time over at the RVA Osprey Cam. If you haven’t checked in on Maggie and Walker recently (those are the adult ospreys), you missed their two chicks …

By Andy Thompson | June 27, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, James River

James River Batteau Fest Bound for Goochland this Weekend

If you want to see living history floating down the James River, head out to Maiden’s Landing in Goochland County (where Rt. 522 crosses the James River) this Sunday to …

By Andy Thompson | June 22, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling

Will Richmond Sell Parkland to Aid Chesterfield County?

When I first started as the Times-Dispatch outdoors columnist in the fall of 2007 one of my first pieces was about Richmond’s Lewis G. Larus Park? Never heard of Larus? …

By Andy Thompson | June 20, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

Va. State Parks Offer Special Programs for the ‘Great American Campout’

If you’ve wanted to try camping but don’t know how to begin, Virginia’s state parks are great places to start with the Great American Campout, June 24. (The National Wildlife Foundation created the Great …

By Andy Thompson | June 8, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Video: Mayor Commits to Completing ‘Missing Link Trail’

The Sports Backers recently released a recap of all the bike-related events that took place in May. The highlight is the above video from Bike To Work Day. It bears …

By Andy Thompson | June 8, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

‘James River Rundown’ to Test Paddlers’ Endurance

Registration is open for the James River Association’s James River Rundown, a series of paddling races on the America’s Founding River scheduled for June 24-25, 2017 in the heart of …

By Andy Thompson | June 6, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling, Upcoming Events

Help Blue Sky Fund Get Inner-City Kids Outdoors

Our friends at the Blue Sky Fund are in the middle of a three-day fundraising blitz. If you’re not familiar with BSF, the above video will give you a taste …

By Andy Thompson | June 5, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Bringing the Outdoors In at Vasen Brewing

There’s no beer percolating at Vasen Brewing yet, but a dominant motif is coming into focus at Scott’s Addition’s soon-to-be newest brewery. On a visit last week, artist Emily Herr‘s …

By Andy Thompson | June 1, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Celebrate National Trails Day by Building (Then Riding) One

National Trails Day arrives this Saturday (June 3), and what better way to celebrate by some trail work and a mountain bike ride. RVA MORE, Richmond’s hard working trail-building, mountain …

By Andy Thompson | June 1, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

James River Park System to Include Vauxhall Island

A planned expansion of the James River Park System — and its conservation easement — is advancing, with Richmond’s City Council set to approve an ordinance for the acceptance of grant funds …

By Andy Thompson | May 31, 2017 | Posted In: James River

High Water, Holiday Weekend Likely to Mean More Rescues

Interesting, if unsurprising, news from Halle Parker and John Boyer in today’s Times-Dispatch. There were two river rescues on the James yesterday, Richmond Fire and EMS told the T-D. In …

By Andy Thompson | May 27, 2017 | Posted In: James River

Four Local Artists to Paint Storm Drains on VCU Campus

Storm drain art soon will become the latest genre to adorn the streets of VCU. Through the RVAH2O Storm Drain Art Project, an initiative of the City of Richmond Department …

By Andy Thompson | May 25, 2017 | Posted In: James River
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