At 5:00 am. Thursday March 24, 2022, the Chippewa River Gauge at Grand Avenue in Eau ClaireVread 766.87, which is approximately 6 feet below the flood stage of 773.
The National Weather Service has projected the river to crest at 768 at 1:00 am Friday March 25, 2022 before starting to recede to below the action stage of 764 late next week.
The Chippewa River Trails at UWEC Fine Arts Center and Hobbs boat landing are barricaded and closed due to high water. In addition, the trails at Madison Street and Farwell Streets will be monitored and closed if conditions warrant. Trail users are urged to exercise caution and be alert for changes in conditions.
Persons using the rivers for angling activities should exercise extreme caution, as currents will be much faster and stronger than normally encountered.
The City will continue to monitor the river and provide updated information as conditions may warrant.