James River at Holcomb Rock, Bedford County VA (HRKV2)
Gage Location: Bedford County, VirginiaSite Location: Bedford County, Virginia
Latitude: 37.501Longitude: -79.263Elevation: 548.53 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 3256 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 22 ft. Moderate Stage: 24 ft.Major Stage: 28 ft.
First Flood: 1913-03-28Last Flood: 2010-01-26 Crest: 23.78 ft.Datum change: 1931-07-01Number of Floods: 43

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1913-03-2831.3118000MajorC1 G1
1934-12-0124.6573500Moderatenone
1935-01-2326.6186300Moderatenone
1936-03-1830.78115000Majornone
1937-10-2022.5259000Minornone
1940-08-1624.2566800Moderatenone
1942-05-1722.4558500Minornone
1942-05-2224.6268700Moderatenone
1948-12-0422.862700Minornone
1949-04-1422.963300Minornone
1950-09-102469900Moderatenone
1950-12-0822.8362700Minornone
1954-03-0222.862700Minornone
1955-03-0723.3365900Minornone
1957-04-0622.3660500Minornone
1960-03-312258300Minornone
1963-03-1324.7574700Moderatenone
1967-03-0822.4661000Minornone
1969-08-2035.5150000Majornone
1970-01-0122.259400Minornone
1971-05-3122.6261600Minornone
1972-06-2232.38126000Majornone
1973-12-2724.6974000Moderatenone
1975-03-2022.5361200Minornone
1977-04-0623.4766700Minornone
1978-01-2625.5979700Moderatenone
1979-02-2624.5673300Moderatenone
1982-06-1323.6767900MinorF2
1984-02-1522.6361800MinorF2
1985-11-0542.15207000MajorF2
1987-04-1728.3697900MajorF2
1987-04-2522.5961500MinorF2
1987-09-0824.271100ModerateF2
1992-04-2229.48105000MajorF2
1993-03-0523.1564900MinorF2
1995-01-1624.874700ModerateF2
1995-06-2826.8787800ModerateF2
1996-01-2030.96116000MajorF2
1996-09-0722.6161800MinorF2
2003-02-2325.4378600ModerateF2
2004-09-2924.3571900ModerateF2
2006-06-2822.7466800MinorF2
2010-01-2623.7872700MinorF2



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: 07:31 AM Dec 19, 2014