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Rain swells Rappahannock River

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UPDATE from Fredericksburg Alert (4:16 p.m.): The National Weather Service is now forecasting the Rappahannock River to crest at City Dock at 14.5 feet and approximately 0800 am on Saturday July 13, 2013. This is an update please remember that at 13 feet the river may affect some homes.


The National Weather Service says the river will crest at 12 feet around 7 Saturday morning at City Dock in Fredericksburg. Flood stage there is 18 feet, so while the Rappahannock will be rising through the night, there will be little flooding. The National Weather Service says the river will crest at 12 feet around 7 Saturday morning at City Dock. Flood stage there is 18 feet, so while the Rappahannock will be rising through the night, little flooding is expected. At nine feet, water reaches the waterfront at City Dock. At 14 feet, water approaches several homes in the flood plain on Sophia Street and begins to reach River Road on the east side of the river in Stafford. At 18 feet, water covers some parking lots near the river, and two homes on Sophia Street are flooded. Check the river levels here. The University of Mary Washington weather station reports that two-tenths of an inch of rain has fallen in Fredericksburg, though there’s been more rain to the west of the city.

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