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Flood stages and the FCCA

Have you ever wondered how the rising Rappahannock impacts the Silversmith House?  At 22′, the water covers the pavement in the parking lot behind FCCA.

Historic Flood stages of Rappahannock in Fredericksburg – measured in feet

53′ WATER REACHES THE HIGHER BLUFFS IN LOWER FREDERICKSBURG…ALLOWING IT TO MOVE FURTHER INLAND. AT LEAST 70 CITY BLOCKS ARE FLOODED…WITH SIGNIFICANT INUNDATION OF BUILDINGS OCCURRING. HUNDREDS OF STRUCTURES AND DOZENS OF ROADS ARE AFFECTED.
42′ A SIGNIFICANT FLOOD IS OCCURRING IN FREDERICKSBURG. ALMOST ALL OF CAROLINE STREET IS UNDERWATER…ALONG WITH SOPHIA STREET…AND NUMEROUS CROSS STREETS BETWEEN THE TWO. AT LEAST 20 CITY BLOCKS ARE FLOODED. HUNDREDS OF BUILDINGS ARE AFFECTED IN FREDERICKSBURG…AND SEVERAL HOMES ARE FLOODED ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER. FURTHER INLAND FROM THE RIVER…WATER IS APPROACHING PRINCESS ANNE STREET IN SPOTS.
38′ CAROLINE STREET IN FREDERICKSBURG IS FLOODED BETWEEN AMELIA AND WOLFE STREETS. ALL OF SOPHIA STREET IS FLOODED. DOZENS OF BUILDINGS ARE FLOODED…INCLUDING SOME HOMES.
31′ WATER COMPLETELY COVERS SOPHIA STREET BETWEEN WOLFE STREET AND AMELIA STREET. NUMEROUS BUILDINGS ARE FLOODED IN THIS AREA. WATER ALSO BEGINS TO APPROACH HOMES ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER…INCLUDING NEAR TYLERTON.

AT 27′,  WATER FLOWS INTO EXTERIOR STAIRWELL AT FCCA AND INTO SUB-BASEMENT REACHING WITHIN 6 INCHES OF FLOOR BEAMS.

22′ WATER REACHES SEVERAL BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG.

COVERS PAVEMENT IN PARKING LOT BEHIND FCCA.

18′ WATER REACHES SOME PARKING LOTS NEAR THE RIVER IN THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG. TWO HOMES ON SOPHIA STREET ARE FLOODED.
14′ WATER APPROACHES A COUPLE HOMES IN THE FLOODPLAIN ON SOPHIA STREET IN FREDERICKSBURG. WATER BEGINS TO REACH RIVER ROAD ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER.
10′ WATER BEGINS TO ENCROACH UPON A BASEMENT IN THE FLOODPLAIN NEAR FREDERICKSBURG.
9′ WATER REACHES THE WATERFRONT AT FREDERICKSBURG CITY DOCK

Get inspired for our 2019 Exhibition Schedule

Announcing FCCA's 2019 Exhibit Schedule for the Frederick Gallery.

Get inspired for our upcoming call-for-entries.


Check the Call for Entries and the Schedule for detailed information.

*The "Artist Choice" theme encourages artists to enter works of their own choice without regard to a specific theme.

FEBRUARY 2019 – ALL PHOTOGRAPHY- regional

MARCH 2019 – FACES & FIGURES - national

APRIL 2019 – ARTIST CHOICE* - regional

MAY 2019 – URBAN, SUBURBAN & RURAL - national

JUNE 2019 – ERIC WALTON GUEST EXHIBIT

JULY 2019 – UP CLOSE - national

AUGUST 2019 – ARTIST CHOICE* - regional

SEPTEMBER 2019 – GEOMETRICS - national

OCTOBER 2019 – TARVER HARRIS & SUSAN TILT GUEST EXHIBIT

NOVEMBER 2019 – FORCE OF NATURE - national

DECEMBER 2019/JANUARY 2020 – SMALL WONDERS - national

2019 Members’ Gallery Schedule

Announcing the 2019  schedule for FCCA’s Members’ Gallery:

Congratulations to the following members!

January: Lynne Smyers and Faith Gaillot
February: Marilyn Hayes and Jane Forth
March: Ray Abell and Millie Abell
April: Helen Burroughs and Joan Wiberg
May: Paul Tebo
June: Vickie Varela and Taylor Culler
July: Joan Powell and Mark Prieto
August: Jennifer Galvin and Toni Scott
September: Marcia Chaves and Jeff Saylor
October: Dawn Whitmore
November: Rebecca Carpenter