Recent heavy rain in the upper Chippewa River watershed is causing increased levels on the Chippewa River in Eau Claire.
At 6 a.m. on Thursday, the Chippewa River gauge at Grand Avenue read just under 764 feet, which is about 9 feet below the flood stage reading of 773 feet. At its current level the river is prompting the closure of the lowest lying areas of the Chippewa River Trail. Which includes
▪ Chippewa River Trail – behind the UW-Eau Claire Fine Arts Building and The Chippewa River Trail – at the boat landing behind Hobbs Ice Arena