Forecasted rain and runoff in the upper Chippewa River watershed is likely to result in increased levels on the Chippewa River in Eau Claire.
At 8 a.m. the Chippewa River gauge at Grand Avenue read just over 764 feet, which is 9 feet below the flood stage reading of 773 feet. At its current level the river is entering our Action stage prompting the closure of the lowest lying areas of the Chippewa River Trail.
For the safety of residents, the following areas are closed:
- Chippewa River Trail – behind the UW-Eau Claire Fine Arts Building
- Chippewa River Trail – at the boat landing behind Hobbs Ice Arena
- Chippewa River Trail street underpasses at Madison Street and Farwell Street.
The current crest projection is 767 feet on Saturday.