First Break Rapids

First Break Rapids (HM17I9)

Location: Richmond, VA 23225
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.679', W 77° 27.435'

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In 1969 Hurricane Camille punched a hole in this dam that once funneled water to power plants on Belle Isle and below Hollywood Cemetery. It's now a popular boating site. Notice how a small current on the far side goes back upstream offering an opportunity to continually re-run the rapids.
Sign funded by: Sierra Club
HM NumberHM17I9
Placed ByJames River Park System
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282867 N 4156283
Decimal Degrees37.52798333, -77.45725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.679', W 77° 27.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 40.74" N, 77° 27' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 C Belle Isle, Richmond VA 23225, US
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