Flooding

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Flooding Information
Updated April 19, 2019

Please remember in flood season: flood conditions can be very dangerous and unpredictable. Please do not cross through flooded waters; turn around and find another route. Many trails may be completely flooded.

Below is a list of refuge trails and locations that are impacted by flooding based on monitored river gauge levels.

Currently flooded trails and locations:

  • Chaska Trail
  • Louisville Swamp - Duck Lane
  • Louisville Swamp - Mazomani East Trail
  • Louisville Swamp - Middle Road
  • Parts of the Rapids Lake Trail
  • Long Meadow Lake Trail
  • Wilkie State Corridor Trail 
  • Black Dog Lake observation platform
  • Jens Caspersen Landing parking lot
  • Russell Sorenson Landing at Lyndale
  • Old Cedar Avenue boardwalk and trails
  • Hillside Trail loop (upper portions are still open)

Areas where flood waters may have receded:

Please use caution in theses areas as floods can leave behind debris, mud and damage to trails and roads.

  • Old Cedar Avenue parking area (check with the City of Bloomington for current road status)
  • Black Dog Lake parking area

 Please note: The following bridges may be closed due to high water.

  • County 9/County 11 bridge at Jordan (currently closed)
  • Minnesota 19 bridge near Henderson (currently closed)
  • Minnesota 41 bridge at Chaska (Currently open, but may have to close on Sunday night. See https://hb.511mn.org for up-to-date travel information.)

For current river levels and road conditions, please visit:

Minnesota Department of Transportation - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/flood/

Minnesota 511 - https://hb.511mn.org

City of Bloomington - https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/pw/news/flooding-concerns-and-road-closures-2019-03-22

Carver County - https://www.co.carver.mn.us/Home/Components/News/News/2886/18

Scott County - https://www.co.scott.mn.us/1845/Flooding-and-Road-Closure-Information