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Paul_Arlinghaus

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Town Run: July = still closed
« on: July 10, 2017, 08:53:27 AM »
We have had 3 floods over the past 4 weeks.  The river crested at 12.4 feet this past weekend (trail floods at 9 feet).  More rain is forecasted this week and if we get the rain that is expected, then we will have a 4th flood in 5 weeks.  Until we get a break in the weather, Town Run is closed and at this point we do not have any estimation of when it will reopen.   

After the last flood a section of trail along the river was showing signs of eroding into the river. 

We need 7 to 10 days with out any flooding or heavy rains.  And then time to inspect and if needed repair/reroute the trail. 

Please make use of other mtb trails in the Indianapolis Area (Fort Ben and Southwestway Park).
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Re: Town Run: July = still closed
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 07:49:54 PM »
The section of river bank that was eroding and cracked fell last week and some washed away in this latest flood starting the cycle again.   :(

Here is a pic from July 3rd where it cracked and fell after that flood...




Same spot taken today (note the tree)...  bank vs water level in 2D is deceiving.

« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 07:56:30 PM by K_W »

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Re: Town Run: July = still closed
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 09:50:12 AM »
That's no tree...that's honeySUCKle!  😂
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Re: Town Run: July = still closed
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:15:10 PM »
Whatever it is, it's holding the trail in place.  :-\

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Re: Town Run: July = still closed
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 09:39:22 AM »
Trails were still very wet and muddy in the areas that had flooded.  We need 2 or 3 dry days in a row for the trails to be ready to reopen.
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Re: Town Run: July = still closed
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 10:37:09 AM »
With another big rain forecasted tomorrow, Town Run is still closed.
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