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JRR is now OPEN and taking reservations for the 2014 season!
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Current conditions last updated 9:04 A.M. 3/1/14
ability may vary - we run when the river level is 5.8 feet (near 6000
cubic feet per second flow rate) or lower, as long as the combination
of water temperature and forecasted air temperature will be 110 degrees
or more, and as long as there is no impending severe weather. Rafting
will run at slightly higher levels but requires 4 or 5 people per
raft. Inner tubes will go out as long as the combination of air temperature
and water temperature is at least 150 degrees and river levels are
at or below 5.5 feet (up to 5.8 feet for strong swimmers only). The
conditions listed below will inform the public of the possibility
of equipment rentals on The James River.
River runners are forewarned that red conditions
indicate high river flow periods or bad weather conditions and are
advised to avoid river activities.Beginners and novices should
avoid The James River whenever water temperatures go below 55 degrees
and during the cold winter months. NO
jumping or diving on ANY trip and all participants MUST be capable
swimmers. There is NO trespassing allowed on Rock Island (just downstream
of disclaimer: The James River changes constantly
and clarity,depth, etc. can be altered significantly after this report
is issued. The reporter assumes no liability for the accuracy of the
following condition report after it is released.
= Lower than average levels...watch for rocks...shallow water! (Below
NOTE: last trip goes at 1:30PM at Blue (or
lower Green) levels, no rafts. Green = Average levels (3.2
to 4.8 Feet) No
rafts below 3.5 Feet
Yellow = Above average H2O....CAUTION!
Trips are faster. (4.9
to 5.9 Feet) Red = High
H2O, large volume, bad weather......NO GO! (
6 Feet and above)
Now Open for rentals, subject to river levels, weather conditions,
and water temperatures
Kayaking =Not Running, Slow, Longer trip times Rafting
Conditions = Not Running
Tubing Conditions = Not Running. Too Cool
Fishing Conditions = Excellent
River Conditions at Hatton Ferry Average
Depth = 6.5
Scedule of release as of 3/1/14: Lake elevation at 1582 (normal pool
is around 1580 ft above sea level), release at 250cfs. See
graph of the past week's river flow rates near Hatton Ferry.
Temp = 47°
Clarity = Clear
Average CFS (a measure of volume as a result of flow in cubic feet
per second, ie: width x depth x foot flow per second) = approx. 7790 CFS
MPH (Est.) = 3.5 mph
1230 PM EST SAT MAR 1 2014 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... .
THIS AFTERNOON...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT. .SUNDAY NIGHT...RAIN...SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SLEET IN THE MORNING. SNOW. MUCH COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT. .MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLD WITH LOWS 15 TO 20. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. .TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 15.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 15.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. .THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.
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