James River at Cartersville, Cumberland County VA (CARV2)
Gage Location: Goochland County, VirginiaSite Location: Cumberland County, Virginia
Latitude: 37.671Longitude: -78.086Elevation: 163.9 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 6252 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 20 ft. Moderate Stage: 23 ft.Major Stage: 26.4 ft.
First Flood: 1869-11-01Last Flood: 2010-01-26 Crest: 23.94 ft.Datum change: 1927-06-04Number of Floods: 84

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1869-11-0132-9999MajorC1 C9
1877-10-03-9999-9999MissingC1
1877-11-2430.4-9999MajorC1 C8
1899-03-0625.2111000ModerateC1
1901-05-2327134000MajorC1
1901-12-3026.7130000MajorC1
1903-06-072282800MinorC1
1906-10-2123.897200ModerateC1
1910-06-1720.372000MinorC1
1912-05-1322.586400MinorC1
1913-03-2923.493600ModerateC1
1915-02-0420.669300MinorC1
1919-01-042382900ModerateC1
1920-02-0420.267300MinorC1
1924-05-1324.7106000ModerateC1
1924-10-0124.38103000ModerateC1
1928-08-1222.0678600Minornone
1928-08-1823.897200Moderatenone
1932-10-1821.5475400Minornone
1933-04-1820.4870600Minornone
1934-12-0224.95104000Moderatenone
1935-01-2424.0396000Moderatenone
1935-09-0627.8134000Majornone
1936-01-0421.4577900Minornone
1936-01-2021.880300Minornone
1936-03-1928.77166000Majornone
1937-01-2220.2571100Minornone
1937-04-2627.73133000Majornone
1937-10-2124.3498400Moderatenone
1940-08-1728.34145000Majornone
1942-05-2420.875000Minornone
1942-10-1627.14135000Majornone
1944-09-2029.6180000Majornone
1948-04-0222.1483500Minornone
1948-08-0520.3572600Minornone
1948-12-0527134000Majornone
1949-03-2421.9882800Minornone
1953-03-2620.975600Minornone
1955-03-0820.8375200Minornone
1955-08-1924.48104000Moderatenone
1960-04-0620.1370800Minornone
1961-10-2223.1391200Moderatenone
1963-03-1421.3378000Minornone
1969-08-2133.75250000Majornone
1971-06-0121.5179400Minornone
1972-06-2237.87362000Majornone
1972-10-0627.12131000Majornone
1973-02-0320.6774200Minornone
1973-12-2920.8975500Minornone
1975-03-2026.04120000Moderatenone
1976-10-1020.673900Minornone
1978-01-2725.08109000Moderatenone
1979-02-2626.33123000Moderatenone
1979-06-0424.19100000Moderatenone
1979-09-2321.8682700Minornone
1982-06-1520.9176000Minornone
1983-04-1120.2671900Minornone
1984-02-1622.4286800Minornone
1984-03-3021.6281000Minornone
1985-11-0632.6225000Majornone
1987-04-1827.96142000Majornone
1987-04-2621.2578100Minornone
1987-09-0925.44114000Moderatenone
1989-05-0723.3893800Moderatenone
1990-10-2420.3672700Minornone
1992-04-2325.39113000Moderatenone
1993-03-0524.18101000Moderatenone
1994-03-3022.2985100Minornone
1995-01-1721.9682500Minornone
1995-06-2921.6880800Minornone
1996-01-2126.45124000Majornone
1996-09-0728.96158000Majornone
1996-12-0320.7374900Minornone
1998-01-1021.0576900Minornone
1998-01-2921.8782000Minornone
1998-02-0521.6980800Minornone
1998-02-1821.9182200Minornone
1998-03-2221.7181000Minornone
1999-09-3021.7381100Minornone
2003-02-2424.47104000Moderatenone
2003-09-2022.8989825Minornone
2004-09-3020.4973500Minornone
2006-06-2821.1577500Minornone
2010-01-2623.9498500Moderatenone



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