Marsha Mercer column: Watchdogs — Never more needed, or endangered

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…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN VIRGINIA.. JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND LOCKS AFFECTING CITY OF RICHMOND AND HENRICO COUNTIES JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND WESTHAM AFFECTING CHESTERFIELD…CITY OF RICHMOND AND HENRICO COUNTIES FOR THE LOWER JAMES BASIN…INCLUDING RICHMOND LOCKS…RICHMOND WESTHAM…MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR… THE JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND LOCKS * UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 04:54 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET. * AT 9.0 FEET…THE ANCARROW’S BOAT LANDING IS CLOSED AT THIS LEVEL. THIS RIVER LEVEL IS COMPARABLE TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 9.1 FEET ON SEP 30 2018. &&

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…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN VIRGINIA.. JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND LOCKS AFFECTING CITY OF RICHMOND AND HENRICO COUNTIES JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND WESTHAM AFFECTING CHESTERFIELD…CITY OF RICHMOND AND HENRICO COUNTIES FOR THE LOWER JAMES BASIN…INCLUDING RICHMOND LOCKS…RICHMOND WESTHAM…MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR… THE JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND WESTHAM * UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 05:30 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.2 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET. * FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 13.9 FEET BY THIS EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TOMORROW AFTERNOON. * AT 13.5 FEET…PORTIONS OF HUGUENOT FLATWATER PARK BEGIN TO FLOOD THIS RIVER LEVEL IS COMPARABLE TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 13.8 FEET ON APR 18 2007. && Steve Linick Steve Linick

Steve Linick is one of four inspectors general removed by President Donald Trump in the past six weeks.

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Marsha Mercer writes from Washington. Contact her at: [email protected]

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