Please review the following National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service from the National Weather Service website for the James River, saved at 1:10 Pm on Friday. The river is expected to rise greatly by Saturday in Cartersville. That might mean a very high situation on Saturday for the journey to Maidens. This situation may need to be reviewed by Captains in Cartersville. In 1995 a similar situation happened and that year we made the decision to pull out the batteaux in Cartersville. Flooding in West Virginia yesterday and the heavy rains in the mountains near Covington are filling the James up-river and there are already high water and flood levels up-stream. Please be cautious.
Past JRBF Board Member and Chairman/1996