Showers and thunderstorms that have moved through Wisconsin are resulting in increased levels on the Chippewa River in Eau Claire.
At noon on Thursday the Chippewa River gauge at Grand Avenue read just under 766 feet, which is about 7 feet below the flood stage reading of 773 feet.
The current crest projection is for just over 766 feet on Friday. At its current level the river has entered Action stage and, as a safety measure, the following areas will be 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.