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Water levels force changes at Dominion Riverrock events

High water levels on the James River is forcing organizers to reroute the course.

The water levels on the James have dropped in the last 48 hours, but organizers are still playing it safe.

The James peaked at nearly thirteen feet deep. You must wear a life jacket anytime the water is more than five feet. Luckily it's down to about ten feet now and should drop another few feet by the end of the weekend. The "dry way" originally planned this weekend will not be so dry anymore. Organizers are rerouting runners out of the water and over a bridge because of the high water levels. Kayakers will also be taking another course away from some of the potentially dangerous spots on the river.

About four thousand people are expected to race this weekend. Organizers expect as many as thirty thousand people to show up to watch. Registration starts later Friday morning at 11. The "Filthy 5k Mud Run" starts Friday evening.

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