James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 5.07'
Flow: 5030 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 11:12pm
Low Tide: 6:24pm

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Ben Watson

James River Watch 2019: Revamped and Ready for a New Year

Do you plan to hop in a boat or take a jump in the James this summer? Then you need to know about James River Watch. JRW is designed to …

By Ben Watson | April 3, 2019 | Posted In: Environment

Free Beer! Join JRA April 2nd for ‘Clean Water Happy Hour’

In Virginia, outdoor recreation is a billion dollar business — $21.9 billion to be more precise. That’s how much Virginia’s outdoor industry generates in consumer spending each year, supporting 197,000 …

By Ben Watson | March 29, 2019 | Posted In: Environment

JRA Reports Another Successful James River Watch Season

Editor’s Note: With the James River still swollen from Hurricane Florence-related rains, now seemed a good time the summer wrap up of the James River Association’s James River Watch program. …

By Ben Watson | September 20, 2018 | Posted In: James River

The Great Return of the Atlantic Sturgeon

Life on earth is driven by change. Our planet’s biology is in a constant state of flux, which makes it all the more remarkable that for the past 150 million …

By Ben Watson | August 30, 2018 | Posted In: Environment, James River

What It Means When the James Floods

The James River hit flood stage earlier this week, cresting at 15.4 feet at USGS’s Westham gauge, but in comparison to Richmond’s flood-plagued past this round was rather run-of-the-mill. Still, as this last hurricane …

By Ben Watson | February 14, 2018 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Secrets of the James — James River Ferries

Editor’s Note: The following was originally published on The James River Association’s website and is reprinted with permission. You can find the original article here.   Over the last century, …

By Ben Watson | December 8, 2017 | Posted In: James River
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