Showers and thunderstorms that moved through Wisconsin early this morning and additional forecasted heavy rain will 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 761 feet, which is 12 feet below the flood stage reading of 773 feet. The current crest projection is for just over 764 feet tomorrow. At this level the river will have entered Action stage and, as a safety measure, the following areas are closed effective immediately:
• Chippewa River Trail – behind the UW-Eau Claire Fine Arts Building
• Chippewa River Trail – at the boat landing behind Hobbs Ice Arena
The City will continue to monitor the river closely and additional areas of the trail system will be closed as necessary for safety.