Rapidan River at Culpeper, Culpeper County VA (CLPV2)
Gage Location: Culpeper County, VirginiaSite Location: Culpeper County, Virginia
Latitude: 38.35Longitude: -77.975Elevation: 241.36 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 468 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 13 ft. Moderate Stage: 17 ft.Major Stage: 21 ft.
First Flood: 1932-10-18Last Flood: 2013-06-10 Crest: 16.51 ft.Datum change: 1930-10-01Number of Floods: 56

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1932-10-1815.7211400Minornone
1932-11-1014.910000Minornone
1933-04-171612000Minornone
1934-09-1415.7711600Minornone
1934-09-1719.5321900Moderatenone
1934-12-0214.779840Minornone
1935-09-0617.5315600Moderatenone
1936-03-1819.2521000Moderatenone
1937-01-2115.4210400Minornone
1937-04-2628.0350000Majornone
1937-10-2019.4121600Moderatenone
1940-08-1715.3610400Minornone
1942-08-0915.5811200Minornone
1942-10-1630.358100Majornone
1944-09-1914.5610800Minornone
1947-11-0414.110200Minornone
1948-12-0415.6212000Minornone
1950-12-0517.114600Moderatenone
1955-08-1824.3133800Majornone
1965-02-0815.1511600Minornone
1972-06-2229.5355600Majornone
1972-10-0626.2342400Majornone
1973-08-1815.211500Minornone
1975-03-2017.2614500Moderatenone
1976-10-1017.515000Moderatenone
1978-01-2617.4714900Moderatenone
1979-02-2615.4111800Minornone
1979-09-0618.7917600Moderatenone
1979-09-2217.2814500Moderatenone
1979-10-0214.7811100Minornone
1984-02-1518.2416400Moderatenone
1984-03-2915.9812600Minornone
1985-11-0522.5228500Majornone
1987-04-1715.9712600Minornone
1987-09-0917.7715500Moderatenone
1989-05-0618.1916300Moderatenone
1990-10-2314.410700Minornone
1992-12-1114.3810700Minornone
1993-03-0518.9117800Moderatenone
1993-11-2814.5810900Minornone
1995-06-2830.459300Majornone
1996-01-2018.2219400Moderatenone
1996-09-0727.4947800Majornone
1998-02-0514.8215300Minornone
1998-02-1817.1518700Moderatenone
1998-03-2114.0214200Minornone
1998-05-0815.7316600Minornone
1999-09-3017.5319200Moderatenone
2003-02-2314.314590Minornone
2003-09-1918.5120700Moderatenone
2004-09-2914.0614300Minornone
2010-01-2515.4316200Minornone
2011-04-1713.5113500Minornone
2013-01-3113.4913100Minornone
2013-05-0814.3514700Minornone
2013-06-1016.5117700Minornone



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