Warm temperatures during the day and below freezing temps at night continue to allow a relatively slow spring thaw.
At 12:45 p.m. today the Chippewa River gauge at Grand Avenue read 767 feet. This is 6 feet below the downtown flood stage of 773 feet.
At its current level the Chippewa River level is elevated to an Action stage resulting in the continued closure of the lowest lying areas of the Chippewa River trail.
For the safety of residents the following areas remain closed:
- Chippewa River Trail
- Behind UW-Eau Claire Fine Arts Building
- The boat landing behind Hobbs Ice Arena
While the river is rising at a slow and deliberate pace the City will continue to monitor the river closely and provide information and
updates as necessary