Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, Spotslyvania County VA (FEDV2)
Gage Location: Spotsylvania County, VirginiaSite Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Latitude: 39.32Longitude: -77.51Elevation: 1.4 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 1595 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 18 ft. Moderate Stage: 22 ft.Major Stage: 30 ft.
First Flood: 1889-06-01Last Flood: 1998-03-21 Crest: 18.1 ft.Datum change: 2011-11-16Number of Floods: 20

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1889-06-0132.2-9999MajorC1 C4
1901-05-2327.2-999ModerateC1 C4
1918-04-1619.5-9999MinorC1 G1
1924-05-1325.1-9999ModerateC1 G1
1924-10-0122.8-9999ModerateC1 G1
1929-10-2318.5-9999MinorC1 G1
1936-03-1818.1-9999MinorC1 G1
1937-04-2639.1-9999MajorC1 G1
1942-10-1642.6-9999MajorC1 G1
1950-12-0518.2-9999MinorC1 G1
1955-08-1926.9-9999ModerateC1 G1
1972-06-2239.1-9999MajorC1 G1
1985-11-0620-9999MinorC1 G1
1993-03-0522.1-9999ModerateC1 G1
1995-06-2925.1-9999ModerateC1 G1
1996-01-2020.5-9999MinorC1 G1
1996-09-0826.9-9999ModerateC1 G1
1998-02-0519.2-9999MinorC1 G1
1998-02-1818-9999MinorC1 G1
1998-03-2118.1-9999MinorC1 G1

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: 02:14 PM Nov 21, 2013