James River Water Levels

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Gauge Height: 5.10'
Flow: 5130 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

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

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Outdoor News Archives

Have Your Say on the Future of the James River Park

Are you a James River Park user? Mountain biker? Dog walker? Birdwatcher? Trail runner? Next week you’ll have a chance to help shape the future of the park. From the …

By Andy Thompson | July 9, 2019 | Posted In: Environment

Riverside Outfitters: Tubing Season is Here!

Colleen Curran has all the info in Richmond.com this morning. But the short of it is that our friends at Riverside Outfitters are getting back into the tubing business. RO …

By Andy Thompson | May 23, 2019 | Posted In: James River

2018 Record Rainfall Hampers Water Quality, Not Trend of Improving James River Health

The latest Chesapeake Bay Report Card was released yesterday, showing that scores for the James River shifted from a B- (63%) in 2017 to a C (48%) in 2018. Scores …

By Christina Bonini | May 22, 2019 | Posted In: Environment, James River

BridgePark Shares Broad Vision

The ambitious BridgePark project recently completed its Vision Stage. The design team went back to work, community meetings started back up, and the vaunted BridgePark architectural model went back on …

By Ted Elmore | April 23, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Hop On Board For #BlueSkiesAhead!

Our friends at the Blue Sky Fund have a big 36 hours ahead of them, and they need your help! Their annual Blue Skies Ahead campaign began at 8 a.m. …

By Andy Thompson | April 17, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Incredible Action at the RVA Osprey Cam!

If you were up early watching the RVA Osprey Cam, you would have seen something truly amazing. Our adult ospreys, Maggie and Walker, back for a third year of nesting …

By Andy Thompson | April 4, 2019 | Posted In: Birding, James River

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

Mayor’s Proposed Budget Funds Some Riverfront Projects

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney presented his proposed budget to City Council this past Wednesday afternoon, and there is a lot to like for river lovers. Mayor Stoney’s budget funds projects that will make …

By Justin Doyle | March 12, 2019 | Posted In: Environment

RVAOspreyCam Back in Action…and so are the Birds!

This past Friday our old friends Maggie and Walker returned to Richmond from their long sojourn south (where exactly, we don’t know; possibly South America). They immediately set to work …

By Andy Thompson | March 6, 2019 | Posted In: Birding

Big Wins for James River at 2019 GA Session

Here’s a breakdown of the recently-finished General Assembly session from our friends at the James River Association: On Sunday, while Hollywood was abuzz with red carpet arrivals, lawmakers in Richmond …

By Andy Thompson | February 27, 2019 | Posted In: Environment

James River Rages to Historic Level

The James River is absolutely thundering through Richmond right now. If you haven’t been down to a bridge or (what used to be) the water’s edge, do it today. Why …

By Andy Thompson | February 25, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Riverfront Advocates Encourage City to Fund Projects

Great cities around the world have great public spaces. The city of Richmond has wonderful parks and public spaces but none rival the 600-acre James River Park System — truly …

By Justin Doyle | February 22, 2019 | Posted In: Environment

There’s Still Time to Shiver!

The air temperature won’t be brutally cold this weekend, which obviously means you should go jump in the James River, right? If that idea doesn’t sound completely insane to you …

By Andy Thompson | February 21, 2019 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Virginia Tech Report: Va. State Parks Stimulated $250M in Visitor Spending in 2018

Virginia State Parks helped stimulate more than $249.1 million in visitor spending in 2018, according to a new economic impact report compiled by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business. …

By Andy Thompson | February 6, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Ahoy, Volunteers! Lend a Hand on the Northbank Trail Project

Work on the new Northbank connector trail is moving right along with another great turnout at the work day last Saturday. I went out the previous week to the new trail …

By Andy Thompson | January 31, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Gift Protects 3 Appomattox River Islands

Check out this cool news from our friends at the Capital Region Land Conservancy: Even for a land trust, it isn’t every day someone offers you a gift of an …

By Andy Thompson | January 28, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

New Northbank Trail Section Takes Shape

There was a record turnout last Saturday for the first volunteer work day on the North Bank connector trail. Tons of progress was made, as the pictures I’ve included show. …

By Andy Thompson | January 24, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Shrinkage City: Shiver in the River Set for Feb. 23

Considering the temperature outside, this seems a particularly apt time to mention that Keep Virginia Beautiful will be conducting its 5th annual James River polar plunge — Shiver in the …

By Andy Thompson | January 22, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Get Your Nature on at the Wild and Scenic Film Fest

Love the outdoors? Join our friends at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in Richmond for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This one-night event at the Science Museum will …

By Andy Thompson | January 18, 2019 | Posted In: Uncategorized
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