James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.98'
Flow: 2110 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 12:42am
Low Tide: 7:42pm

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

Researchers Reveal Effects of California Drought

A drought state of emergency was declared for California in January. Photo: Ray Bouknight/Flickr

A drought state of emergency was declared for California in January. Photo: Ray Bouknight/Flickr

A little more than a month after California Governor Jerry Brown issued the first mandatory water restrictions in the state’s history, the bad news continues to roll out regarding the drought afflicting much of the West.

An estimated 12 million trees have died in California forests over the past year due to extreme drought conditions, KPBS reported Monday. The estimate was based on an aerial survey conducted from April 8 to April 17 by the U.S. Forest Service. The survey was visually conducted by flying a fixed-wing aircraft 1,000 feet above ground while digitally mapping the territory below.

Additionally, state officials canceled a planned snowpack measurement on May 1 because there would be no snow to measure, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The Sierra Nevada snowpack typically accounts for about 30 percent of the state’s water supply when it melts in spring and summer. On April 1, the snowpack’s water content was 5 percent of normal—a historic low. Readings taken Thursday indicate the snowpack’s water content is about half an inch, just 3 percent of normal, according to the Los Angeles Times.