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JRR is now OPEN and taking reservations for the 2014 season!
Spring office hours may vary as we are in and out gearing up for another great season, so please be sure to call ahead for reservations and the most up to date conditions!

We look forward to seeing you on the water!


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Current conditions last updated 9:47 A.M. 4/23/14

 

Paddlers' 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 from Warren).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for link to Directions for those who have their own inner tubes and need to park.

Notice 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.
Blue = Lower than average levels...watch for rocks...shallow water! (Below 3.2 Feet)
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)

See James River level archives
Current Conditions are YELLOW
(Above Average Water Levels)
Recreational water levels are optimal between 3.5 and 4.8 feet.
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Rental Conditions
Now Open for rentals, subject to river levels, weather conditions, and water temperatures

Canoeing, Kayaking =Running for experienced paddlers only
Rafting Conditions = Running for experienced paddlers only
Tubing Conditions = Not Running.
Fishing Conditions = Slow

James River Conditions at Hatton Ferry
Average Depth = 5.8
Scedule of release as of 4/23/14: 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 = 55°
Clarity = Clearing/Green
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. 6240 CFS

MPH (Est.) = 3 mph

 
 

        

ALBEMARLE- 749 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014 .
TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON. .TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 80 PERCENT. .FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLEAR AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. .SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. .
SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. .SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. .MONDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT. .
TUESDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT. .TUESDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

 


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