Chippewa River Levels

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While hundreds of guardsmen and even students help sandbag against floods in North Dakota, the city engineer in Eau Claire says students here can stay in class, just avoid the bike path on lower campus.

Right now, that path, along with the one by Hobbs Ice Area, is flooded. The Chippewa River crested Monday morning at almost 770 feet above sea level.

"There's always the potential if we get a real gully-washer of a rain," says John Genskow, the Eau Claire city engineer. "We don't expect it getting above that elevation again this spring."

Genskow says even with predicted rain for the weekend forcast, the river will continue to recede to its average of 760.