Flooding and Closures

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Flooding Reports and Closures 

Updated November 29, 2018

Trail conditions are variable due to standing water freezing in winter temperatures.  Please stay on trails and refer any maintenance needs (downed trees, deep ruts, etc.) to staff by calling 952-854-5900.

Please note other ongoing closures on the following trails.  Additional closures may be announced at any time:

Chaska Unit: Chaska Trail closed

Jabs Dike at Louisville Swamp Unit: Closed indefinitely

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.  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)