Springtime often means flooding in the Red River Valley, and this year is no exception. The Red River is expected to reach 45’ in the next few weeks, and that water will impact several features in the Greenway.
What do the river levels mean?
*Note: some trails and facilities may close earlier than the river levels listed below to allow staff to access the closure area in preparation for rapidly rising water or staffing needs. Some closures may be postponed or suspended based on anticipated river levels.
28' - Minor flood stage. River access is closed. 28' - Lower trails begin to close. 34' - Access to lower loop road in Lincoln Drive Park closes. 34' - 4th Street underpass at Gateway Drive in EGF closes 34' - Lincoln Drive Park Dog Parks close. 35' - South pedestrian bridge closes. 36' - River Heights Trail Head & Park closes 39' - North pedestrian bridge closes. 40' - Moderate flood stage. 40 - Eagles Point Trail Head & Park closes. 41' - Holes 4 & 5 on Lincoln Golf Course are covered in water 42' - Access to Riverside Park closes. 43' - Sorlie Bridge on DeMers Avenue closes. 43' - Downtown Invisible Floodwall construction to begin, River Street closes . 44' - Water reaches basement level of the Lincoln Golf Clubhouse 46' - Major floodstage.
Help us keep you safe
Watching the rising rivers can be interesting, but remember that flood water can also be dangerous. Cold temperatures, slippery grass, faster currents, and unknown items under the water are just a few reasons to stay back and watch from a distance.