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: 2014-05-16 Crest: 17.16 ft.Datum change: 1930-10-01Number of Floods: 57

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1932-10-1815.7211400MinorC6
1932-11-1014.910000MinorC6
1933-04-171612000MinorC6
1934-09-1415.7711600MinorC6
1934-09-1719.5321900ModerateC6
1934-12-0214.779840MinorC6
1935-09-0617.5315600ModerateC6
1936-03-1819.2521000ModerateC6
1937-01-2115.4210400MinorC6
1937-04-2628.0350000MajorC6
1937-10-2019.4121600ModerateC6
1940-08-1715.3610400MinorC6
1942-08-0915.5811200MinorC6
1942-10-1630.358100MajorC6
1944-09-1914.5610800MinorC6
1947-11-0414.110200MinorC6
1948-12-0415.6212000MinorC6
1950-12-0517.114600ModerateC6
1955-08-1824.3133800MajorC6
1965-02-0815.1511600MinorC6
1972-06-2229.5355600MajorC6
1972-10-0626.2342400MajorC6
1973-08-1815.211500MinorC6
1975-03-2017.2614500ModerateC6
1976-10-1017.515000ModerateC6
1978-01-2617.4714900ModerateC6
1979-02-2615.4111800MinorC6
1979-09-0618.7917600ModerateC6
1979-09-2217.2814500ModerateC6
1979-10-0214.7811100MinorC6
1984-02-1518.2416400ModerateC6
1984-03-2915.9812600MinorC6
1985-11-0522.5228500MajorC6
1987-04-1715.9712600MinorC6
1987-09-0917.7715500ModerateC6
1989-05-0618.1916300ModerateC6
1990-10-2314.410700MinorC6
1992-12-1114.3810700MinorC6
1993-03-0518.9117800ModerateC6
1993-11-2814.5810900MinorC6
1995-06-2830.459300MajorC6
1996-01-2018.2219400ModerateC6
1996-09-0727.4947800MajorC6
1998-02-0514.8215300MinorC6
1998-02-1817.1518700ModerateC6
1998-03-2114.0214200MinorC6
1998-05-0815.7316600MinorC6
1999-09-3017.5319200ModerateC6
2003-02-2314.314590MinorC6
2003-09-1918.5120700ModerateC6
2004-09-2914.0614300MinorC6
2010-01-2515.4316200MinorC6
2013-01-3113.4913100Minornone
2013-05-0814.3514700Minornone
2013-06-1016.5117700Minornone
2014-04-3014.7515200Minornone
2014-05-1617.1618700Moderatenone



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: 12:47 PM Aug 26, 2015