Water Level Data at Cartersville – Sunday, June 26, 2016

Batteau, Cartersville, Maiden's Landing
[caption id="attachment_153137" align="aligncenter" width="2597"] Cartersville River Level DataFrom Friday, June 24 to Sunday June 26, 2016[/caption] Wow, Look at the actual data on the above chart. See how the level changed from Friday to Saturday and then Sunday. This graph shows that the predictions from up-river of a big flush of water on the way were really accurate. Thanks to everyone for taking precautions ahead of this water. Photos above by Brian Coffield. Note that the photo on the upper left was at 1:00 PM., and the other three photos at 9:00 AM. Compare to the chart and you can see the difference in a light spot in the grass to compare the difference in the river levels. If you have photos of the high water you would like to…
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JRBF-2016-Cartersville – FESTIVAL ENDS EARLY FOR MOST OF THE BATTEAU GROUPS DUE TO HIGH WATER ON THE WAY!

Batteau, Cartersville, JRBF General Information
The 31st annual James River Batteau Festival came to an end for most of the batteau groups at Cartersville. Some groups decided to continue on to Maiden's. The big rains in the mountains is causing the river to rise and based on the reports up-stream and predictions of high water, most of the batteaux are pulling out onto their trailers at Cartersville. The Rocky Creek Wildfire crew stopped in Cartersville long enough to get a bag of food and continue to Maiden's on Friday Night. They will be ahead of the crest of high water and are a very experienced crew. Several crews went on to Maiden's on Saturday. The Lady's Slipper crew met beside the food vendor in Cartersville and took a vote about what to do. They decided…
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River Levels Projected to Rise at Cartersville by Saturday

Batteau, Cartersville
[caption id="attachment_153025" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cartersville National Weather Service Prediction Friday June 24, 2016[/caption] 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. Holt Messerly…
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