Map of the lower James River

James River Partnership

The James River Partnership, which consists of the Norfolk District, other federal, state and local agencies and private industry; fosters navigational, economic, and environmental cooperation and stewardship of the James River navigation channel with a goal of unrestricted navigation.

Made up of federal, state and local government agencies, as well as business leaders, and environmental groups;the partnership works together to balance economic needs with environmental stewardship.

The partnership has been in existence since 1996, and works together to balance the economic needs with environmental stewardship.

Lower James by the Numbers

Length between mouth and Port of Richmond Turning Basin:
90 miles

Current draft restrictions:

Maintained depth and width:
25 feet deep, 300 feet wide between Hampton Roads and Hopewell, Va. 25 feet deep, 200 feet wide from Hopewell, Va., to the Richmond Deepwater Terminal in Richmond, Va.  

Current president's budget for maintenance dredging:



Virginia Port Authority      Port of Richmond

Port of Hopewell     James River Association   U.S. Coast Guard 5th District

City of Richmond        Hampton Roads Partnership

 Virginia Pilots Association