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 during this period may be incomplete and therefore was not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information during this period 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: 01:25 PM Jul 21, 2014