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River Activity Up as Water Levels Go Down - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

River Activity Up as Water Levels Go Down

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Seasonal business is finally picking up for companies that rely on James River excursions. 

Saturday was a busy day for both James River Runners and James River Reeling & Rafting in Scottsville. Hundreds of people came out to tube, canoe and kayak on the water. 

High water levels forced those companies to cancel thousands of reservations this month, so James River Reeling & Rafting says it's glad to see signs of improvement. 

"It is booking up fast, so that's definitely something we like to see and people are just as anxious to get out there as we are to put them out and we're happy that the river is back down to a safe level where we can do that," said Ashley Denby, operations manager at James River Reeling & Rafting. 

Water levels were hovering right around five feet on Saturday. 

The companies have said this spring has been the wettest and worst season they've experienced in decades.

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