Boonville Flood

July 1, 2019

For current trail conditions see our July 2019 advisory page.

June 24, 2019

While river levels fell last week, new precipitation in the mid-west is pushing the Missouri River back to moderate and severe levels by Wednesday and Thursday this week.

With many levees toppled, the trail will remain flooded along the stretches reported on previously.


June 18, 2019

The following areas currently are affected by heavy rainfall or flooding.

Temporary Flood Closures:

MM 27-36, from Machens Trailhead to east of St. Charles Trailhead (effective June 13)
MM 39, Frontier Park (effective June 6)
MM 56.8, west of Weldon Spring Trailhead (effective June 14)
MM 87.2-97.1, west of Treloar to Case (effective May 24)
MM 110.9 – 169.5, from Bluffton to McBaine (effective June 13)
​MM 178.4 – 180.9, west of Rocheport (effective June 5)
MM 185-188.2, east of New Franklin (effective May 23)

Exercise caution in the following areas:

MM 54.2 – 55, east of Weldon Spring, due to muddy conditions (effective June 14)
MM 64.0 – 66.2, Klondike Park to Augusta Trailhad, due to maintenance work and heavy equipment on the trail (effective June 17)
MM 169.9 – 178.3: Hindman Junction to Rocheport Trailhead, due to muddy areas (effective June 13)
​MM 189.2: east of New Franklin Trailhead, due to washouts next to the bridge (effective April 18)
MM 218: west of Clifton City, due to a rock slide that blocks a portion of the trail surface
Rock Island Spur: all sections have standing water from recent rainfall (effective May 1)

Event Updates:

2019 Katy Trail Ride Across Missouri – Canceled
Boonville Heritage Days – Continuing as planned!
St Charles 4th of July Riverfest – Postponed to August


June 13, 2019

Flood Closures:

MM 27-36, from Machens Trailhead to east of St. Charles Trailhead (effective June 13)
MM 39, Frontier Park (effective June 6)
MM 53.6-57.5, east and west of Weldon Spring Trailhead (effective May 23)
MM 62.6-66.2, east of Augusta (effective May 24)
MM 87.2-97.1, west of Treloar to Case (effective May 24)
MM 110.9 – 169.5, from Bluffton to McBaine (effective June 13)
​MM 178.4 – 180.9, west of Rocheport (effective June 5)
MM 185-188.2, east of New Franklin (effective May 23)

Exercise caution in the following areas:

MM 39.3 – 41.5, west of Frontier Park to east of Greens Bottom, due to muddy areas and flood debris (effective June 13)
MM 45-48: west of Greens Bottom, due to rough surfaces from rainfall (effective May 3)
MM 169.9 – 178.3: Hindman Junction to Rocheport Trailhead, due to muddy areas (effective June 13)
​MM 189.2: east of New Franklin Trailhead, due to washouts next to the bridge (effective April 18)
MM 218: west of Clifton City, due to a rock slide that blocks a portion of the trail surface
Rock Island Spur: all sections have standing water from recent rainfall (effective May 1)

Event Updates:

2019 Katy Trail Ride Across Missouri – Canceled
Boonville Heritage Days – Continuing as planned!

 


June 6, 2019

Flooding continues along the Missouri River and Katy Trail as additional rainfall and snow melt will keep the river above flood stage throughout much of June.

A good rule of thumb, if planning on riding a long stretch, start in Boonville and head west as the trail is open. From Machens through New Franklin nearly 100 miles of trail is closed due to flooding.

As always, check our conditions page as we will continue to update trail users as the forecast may change.


June 4, 2019

New Franklin, MO

Due to a levee breach in New Franklin, most of the trail east of Boonville (MM 191) is covered in several feet of water.

Additionally, the trail is reported as closed a mile west of Weldon Spring.

All previous closures reported are still in effect. Any visitors planning on trekking From St Charles to Boonville should re-schedule trips for later this year. While some portions remain above water, traveling the full stretch is not possible.

The trail from Boonville to Clinton remains passable.


June 1, 2019

Flood Closures:

MM 34 – 35, east of St. Charles (effective Mar. 20)
MM 115.9 – 121.4, between Portland and Steedman (effective May 3)
MM 125 – MM 180.9, between Mokane and west of Rocheport (effective May 22)

Exercise caution in the following areas:

MM 38-39: east of St. Charles, due to rough surfaces from rainfall (effective May 3)
MM 45-48: west of Greens Bottom, due to rough surfaces from rainfall (effective May 3)
MM 189.2: east of New Franklin Trailhead, due to washouts next to the bridge (effective April 18)
MM 218: west of Clifton City, due to a rock slide that blocks a portion of the trail surface
Rock Island Spur: all sections have standing water from recent rainfall (effective May 1)

Event Updates:

2 Comments, RSS

  • Joe Reiss

    says on:
    June 2, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Katy Trail closed due to flooding one mile east and also one mile west of Weldon Spring trailhead as of Friday May 31.

    • katytrailmoadmin

      says on:
      June 2, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you!

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