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Today in the Park
Are you heading to the park today? Then you may want to take a look below. For more in-depth info about locations and parking or park rules and safety, go to Getting there »
From the U.S. Geological Survey site, upriver in Cartersville, the closest official temperature gauge. The James in Richmond will be within a few degrees of this site. Check the temps »
Water Level, Actual
Call (804) 646-8228, x 4, for water-level information. Or scroll down to James River, Westham Gauge on this U.S. Geological Survey page. Check the water level »
Water Level, Predicted
From the National Weather Service River levels and predictions for the James River, Westham gauge. Check predicted water levels »
When Do I Need a Lifejacket or a Permit?
By law, when water levels are at 5 feet and above at the Westham Gauge, everyone on the river must wear a lifejacket. When water levels are at 9 feet or above, no one is allowed on the river without a permit. To get a high water permit from Richmond Fire Station 1, call (804) 646-4229.
The Park in Spring
Old Man Winter doesn't want to let go this March, but we see signs of spring in the park already. Can warmer weather, flowers and greenery be too far off?
For a comprehensive weather report, visit the National Weather Service Richmond page »