James River at Scottsville, Albemarle County VA (SVEV2)
Gage Location: Albemarle County, VirginiaSite Location: Albemarle County, Virginia
Latitude: 37.797Longitude: -78.492Elevation: 253.18 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 4581 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 20 ft. Moderate Stage: 22 ft.Major Stage: 24 ft.
First Flood: 1870-09-30Last Flood: 2010-01-25 Crest: 22.1 ft.Datum change: 1928-11-28Number of Floods: 44

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1870-09-3030.7215000MajorC1 C8
1877-11-2427.9160000MajorC1 C8
1913-03-2825.16121000MajorC1 C8
1924-10-01-999980000MissingC1
1928-08-1720.9275600MinorC1
1934-12-0222.6386800Moderatenone
1935-01-2422.384800Moderatenone
1935-09-0623.0693400Moderatenone
1936-03-1925.46126000Majornone
1937-10-2022.3387400Moderatenone
1940-08-1625.84130000Majornone
1942-05-2321.4480600Minornone
1942-10-162395200Moderatenone
1944-09-1926133000Majornone
1948-12-0422.994200Moderatenone
1949-03-2320.2271900Minornone
1950-09-1120.4373300Minornone
1963-03-1420.8276200Minornone
1969-08-2030188000Majornone
1972-06-2234.02301000Majornone
1972-10-0623.2497600Moderatenone
1973-12-2821.1278500Minornone
1975-03-1924.63114000Majornone
1978-01-2722.2388400Moderatenone
1979-02-2622.6392300Moderatenone
1979-06-0421.2879800Minornone
1982-06-1420.0869800MinorF2
1985-11-0631.77243000MajorF2
1987-04-1726.17133000MajorF2
1987-04-2620.7375200MinorF2
1987-09-0824.56114000MajorF2
1989-05-0620.3571900MinorF2
1992-04-2325.31123000MajorF2
1993-03-0520.7375200MinorF2
1995-01-1621.7184300MinorF2
1995-06-2921.784200MinorF2
1996-01-2026.02131000MajorF2
1996-09-0728.25167000MajorF2
1998-01-0921.1378800MinorF2
1999-09-3020.3872200MinorF2
2003-02-2422.5892800ModerateF2
2004-09-3020.6874700MinorF2
2006-06-2720.2671200MinorF2
2010-01-2522.188000ModerateF2



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