17 Feet

17 Feet (HM2GPG)

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N 37° 31.572', W 77° 25.228'

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June 19-23, 1972

—Hurricane Agnes —

The red line above marks the highest known flood level at this location.

On June 20, 1972, Hurricane Agnes brought torrential rainfall to the Richmond region, with the flood crest occurring on June 23. At this spot, flood levels reached a height of 17 feet above ground, or 35.5 feet NAVD88. One of the costliest hurricanes to hit the U.S. in recorded history, Hurricane Agnes caused:


> Entire watersheds to reach record flood levels, including the James
> 13 local storm-related fatalities
> Over $140 million in local damage
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HM NumberHM2GPG
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Placed ByDepartment of Public Utilities, City of Richmond; Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Norfolk District; National Weather Service; U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior; Virginia Department of Emergency Management; Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation
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Date Added Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286112 N 4156000
Decimal Degrees37.52620000, -77.42046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.572', W 77° 25.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 34.32" N, 77° 25' 13.68" W
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