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: 2014-05-16 Crest: 20.5 ft.Datum change: 1927-06-04Number of Floods: 85

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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
2014-05-1620.573500Minornone



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