James River at Bent Creek, Appomattox County VA (BECV2)
Gage Location: Nelson County, Virginia Site Location: Appomattox County, Virginia
Latitude: 37.536Longitude: -78.825Elevation: 381.39 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 3649 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 16 ft. Moderate Stage: 22 ft.Major Stage: 27.5 ft.
First Flood: 1870-09-30Last Flood: 2010-01-26 Crest: 16.85 ft.Datum change: 1930-09-12Number of Floods: 51

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1870-09-3027150000ModerateC1
1877-11-2424125000ModerateC1
1886-04-011979000MinorC1
1889-06-011979000MinorC1
1928-08-1718.874000MinorC1
1934-12-0119.6586200Minornone
1935-01-2420.2291000Minornone
1935-09-0617.0566000Minornone
1936-03-1823.02115000Moderatenone
1937-10-2016.7660700Minornone
1940-08-1619.6386200Minornone
1942-05-1716.558800Minornone
1942-05-2318.3470400Minornone
1944-09-191873500Minornone
1948-12-0418.6876400Minornone
1949-04-1417.4766800Minornone
1950-09-1017.869200Minornone
1950-12-0816.760900Minornone
1953-02-2216.0756700Minornone
1954-03-0216.7861600Minornone
1955-03-0717.2865100Minornone
1957-04-0616.660200Minornone
1960-03-3116.1958400Minornone
1961-10-2216.4259800Minornone
1963-03-1318.4775500Minornone
1967-03-0816.2358600Minornone
1969-08-2024.77144000Moderatenone
1970-01-0116.0857600Minornone
1971-05-3116.3159200Minornone
1972-06-2127.13176000Moderatenone
1973-12-281871500Minornone
1975-03-1918.3475100Minornone
1977-04-0616.6661600Minornone
1978-01-2718.3875400Minornone
1979-02-2618.3775300Minornone
1982-06-1416.7569500MinorF2
1984-02-1516.1164400MinorF2
1985-11-0530.76226000MajorF2
1987-04-1721.73115000MinorF2
1987-04-2616.6768900MinorF2
1987-09-0820.25101000MinorF2
1992-04-2221.02108000MinorF2
1993-03-0516.567500MinorF2
1995-01-1617.5776400MinorF2
1995-06-2817.5776400MinorF2
1996-01-1919.0189000MinorF2
1996-09-0719.2891500MinorF2
1998-01-0917.0271700MinorF2
2003-02-2317.9779800MinorF2
2004-09-2916.9771300MinorF2
2010-01-2616.8570300MinorF2



Codes and description

C1|Crest information looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information looks reliable despite potential problems. This data was used in frequency calculations.
C3|Crest height estimated by the USGS.
C4|Crest height is from the National Weather Service.
C5|Crest height affected by backwater.
C6|Crest occurred at a previous flood stage that is lower than the current flood stage. The crests below the new flood stage are not used in flood frequency calculations.
C7|Crest from USGS yearly peak and/or date is different than the crest we provide. In many cases MARFC uses crest based on backwater or ice effects.
C8|Crest month or day of occurrence has been estimated by The Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center usually based on nearby gage information.
C9|Crest date (day) in the month is unknown.
F1|Flow is an estimate.
F2|Flow affected by regulation or diversion and in some cases to an unknown degree.
F3|Flow effected by snow-melt, ice jam or debris jam break up.
F4|Flow affected by dam failure.
F5|Flow - All or part of the record affected by urbanization, mining, agricultural changes, channelization or other factors.
G1|Gage height at a different site and/or datum.
G2|Gage is not an official USGS gage with crests provided by the NWS. Crest information looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in flood frequency calculations.
G3|Gage datum changed during this year.
none,No code; Good Data

Updated: 07:20 AM Nov 12, 2013