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 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