Flooding and Closures

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Flooding and Closures

Updated August 7, 2018

Floodwaters have receded and we are now clearing trails of flood debris. Some trails may be extremely muddy and caution must be used when accessing the trails. Cyclists are encouraged to wait until trails have sufficiently dried out before riding on muddy trails, which can cause damage and delay other repairs.

Please note conditions on the following trails:

  • Chaska Unit: Chaska Trail closed
  • Jabs Dike at Louisville Swamp Unit: Closed
  • Wilkie Unit: Pavement has been damaged and the surface is uneven.  Cyclists are urged to take care, with loose gravel in multiple areas along the trail.

Flood conditions can be very dangerous and unpredictable. Please do not cross through flooded waters, turn around and find another route.  For river gauge information and current warnings, visit Weather.gov 

 

Below is a reference for impacts to Refuge trails based on monitored river gauge levels:  

SAVAGE GAUGE 

697 =  ACTION STAGE

700.5 = Long Meadow Lake Trail (southeast of BEVC) 

701 = Black Dog Lake observation platform 

701 = Wilkie State Corridor Trail (at Bloomington Ferry Bridge)

701.5 = Wilkie State Corridor Trail (under U.S. 169 Bridge)

702 =  FLOOD STAGE (minor)  

702.5 = Long Meadow Lake Trail water control structure

702.5 = Minnesota Greenway (Black Dog segment)

703 = Old Cedar Boardwalk

704 = Lyndale Landing, south kiosk

704.5 = Lyndale Landing parking lot

704.5 = Jens Casperson Landing

705.5 = Black Dog Lake Generating Plant 

706 = Lyndale Landing, north kiosk 

708 = Black Dog Lake parking lot

710 =  FLOOD STAGE (moderate)  

712 =  FLOOD STAGE (major)  

712.5  = Old Cedar parking lot

719.5 =  RECORD (1965)  

JORDAN GAUGE  

15 = Jabs Dike

18 =  ACTION STAGE   

20 = Middle Road

21 = Chaska Trail

22 = Duck Lane

22.5 = Mazomani East Trail

23 = Rapids Lake Trail (at RLEVC)

25 =  FLOOD STAGE (minor)  

26.5 = Carver County 11/Scott County 9 bridge at Jordan closes

28 =  FLOOD STAGE (moderate)   

29.5 = Minnesota 41 bridge at Chaska closes

34 =  FLOOD STAGE (major)  

35 =  RECORD (1965)