Weather Service reduces projected New River depth

The National Weather Service has issued an updated water level report on the New River at Radford.

According to the NWS, the New River is projected to be at 19.5 feet by 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, 5.5 feet over flood stage.

That projection is well below their earlier projection of 24 feet issued this morning.

However, it is only six inches less than what the NWS would term “major” flooding for the river.