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Flooding on the Katy Trail

We wanted to alert you to several areas of the trail that are flooded or will be flooded sometime this weekend. For more information or for updates on Katy Trail flooding, visit the trail's advisory webpage at http://mostateparks.com/advisories?parks=53010.

The National Weather Service is projecting the Missouri River to reach 29.5' at the Boonville gauge on Saturday, June 1. Water is over the trail west of the Rocheport tunnel (mileposts 178.9 to 181.5), between Hartsburg and Route M (mileposts 153.6 to 157.9), and will likely be over the trail between Bonne Femme Creek and Providence River Access (mileposts 161.8 to 165.5). The Katy Trail is closed in these sections. Additionally, the section of trail between mileposts 162.5 to 163.5 (Cooper's Landing to Easley near Route N) has been opened to vehicular traffic due to flooding on Smith Hatchery Road.

The Missouri River is also projected to crest at 33.5' at the St. Charles gauge on Monday, June 3. Areas of the Katy that will be closed this weekend on the east end of the trail include milepost 34, at Fontier Park and on both sides of Weldon Spring Trailhead. Flash flooding can also occur on any section of trail. Trail users should use caution and never go through flood water.
posted May 31 2013 11:15AM - Dawn Fredrickson, Katy Trail Coordinator

The jefferson city spur/katy connect is closed due to flooding at or near the 63 underpass . Looked like they were building up a levy across the spur to protect fields. I did see some cyclists detour on 54 hwy to the first exit ramp at north Jeff city
posted Jun 1 2013 2:40PM - tikaani, jefferson city

See my post on a comprehensive list of closed sections on the trail. Thanks.
posted Jun 1 2013 3:18PM - Dawn Fredrickson, Katy Trail Coordinator

We have a trip planned for the 7th and 8th for Rochport and east. Will these sections probably still be flooded and/or closed?
posted Jun 1 2013 8:11PM - Davis, Blue Springs

Davis, it depends on how much more rain we get between now and your trip, and how quickly the flood waters recede. There have been more areas added to the flooding list since I first made my post. For a comprehensive list, visit http://mostateparks.com/advisory/60601/flood-and-storm-damage-closures-katy-trail-state-park.

Once the flood waters recede, staff will be out on the trail cleaning up storm debris and making repairs, so the sections may still be closed even if no longer flooded. Your best bet is to check the above webpage or call the Katy Trail State Park Office before your trip -- 573-449-7402.
posted Jun 2 2013 11:28AM - Dawn Fredrickson, Katy Trail Coordinator

Tags: Weldon Spring, Hartsburg, Easley, Providence, Rocheport, Boonville, Weldon Spring Trailhead, Rocheport Tunnel, Water, Weather Modify Tags

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