Flood Levels on James River at Hatton Ferry - Scottsville, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 37° 45.499 W 078° 30.764
17S E 719107 N 4181913
Quick Description: A tall white board shows the peak flood levels for the James River.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2011 4:20:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMCHC3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 1

Long Description:
At the top, 1972 at 30+ feet above the pavement. Going back to 1937.

Located at the Hatton Ferry landing south of Scottsville. Pictures show the high water running off from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

The website link below explains that the 1972 flood was due to Hurricane Agnes, which destroyed the ferry. The ferry was again destroyed in 1985. Since then, the local historical society has assumed operation of the ferry during weekends in the summer.
Natural or man made event?: Natural

What type of marker?: Tall board with lines

When did this occur?: 1937 to present

Website related to the event..: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
A picture showing the level along with any markers telling of what had occurred can be used. Better yet would be a picture of you or someone standing next to the high level mark, that would show if you would have been just wading or completely submersed.
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