James River in moderate flood stage through Saturday

Appomattox and Meherrin River flood warnings ongoing

James River in moderate flood stage through Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The significant rainfall has pushed the James River into moderate flood stage with a crest of 18.33′ Friday evening.

The river crested yesterday evening.
The river crested yesterday evening. (Source: NWS)

The last time it was close to this level was January 27, 2010, when it hit 18.1 feet.

The Appomattox River is in minor flood stage as of Friday evening. Levels stand at 20.4ft with flood stage at 21′. Please use caution in these areas.

Continuously getting closer to flood stage
Continuously getting closer to flood stage (Source: NWS)

The Meherrin River in Brunswick into Greensville counties remains minor flood stage.

Flood stage is 15ft and the river is at 17.5 ft. Flood Warnings will remain in place through Saturday morning. Please use caution near this river as well.

Moderate flooding is occurring.
Moderate flooding is occurring. (Source: NWS)

For context on historic crests along the James River, here’s a list of the top 20 if you are curious to see what we are up against:

2020 could hold a place in the Top 20 Historic Crests list.
2020 could hold a place in the Top 20 Historic Crests list. (Source: NWS-NOAA)

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