James River Flooding

Just as flood waters on the James River were starting to recede, heavy rains this week are pushing river levels back up, a situation we can expect to see continue well into this fall.

The James River is expected to crest at twenty-point-five feet sometime next week and National Weather Service Hydrologist Mike Gillespie says after having fallen below flood stage earlier this month it now looks like this year’s flooding will be of record proportions.

Gillespie says it is likely that flooding along the James River will continue until the onset of freezing temperatures later this year.

Gillespie says one of the major concerns with James River flooding will be the impact to travel due to submerged roadways.