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RAINFALL TO AFFECT TRAIL CLOSURES

RAINFALL TO AFFECT TRAIL CLOSURES

Heavy rainfall forecasted over a portion of western Wisconsin for this afternoon and evening, with localized rainfall amounts of 3-4 inches possible in Eau Claire, will likely result in increased levels on the Chippewa River in Eau Claire.

At 10 a.m. the Chippewa River gauge at Grand Avenue read 760 feet, which is 13 feet below the flood stage reading of 773 feet. 

The National Weather Service has projected the Chippewa River to rise to 766 feet later this week.  As the river rises it will enter our Action stage and the following safety measures can be expected along the lowest lying areas of the Chippewa River Trail.

For the safety of residents, the following areas are closed effective tomorrow, June 10:

  • Chippewa River Trail – behind the UW-Eau Claire Fine Arts Building
  • Chippewa River Trail – at the boat landing behind Hobbs Ice Arena

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