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MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 12:44 P.M.

Portions of Spokane River Centennial Trail flooded

TRAILS -- With several area steams above flood stage, portions of the Spokane River Centennial Trail are under water.

Examples are the inundated section west of Barker Road Bridge (above), with the Spokane River flowing over the trail near Flora Road (second photo above).

The trail also is inundated along Upriver Drive.

According to Riverside State Park:

The Spokane River Centennial Trail is currently flooding near Mile Post 20, along Upriver Drive near the intersection with Crestline in the City of Spokane. Users can circumvent the flooded portion by diverting to the designated bike lane on Upriver Drive. The section West of Barker Rd, near Mile 6.5 will likely begin to flood once the Spokane River officially enters flood stage.

Please do not enter flood waters, and be very cautious around these rivers; the flow is very strong and unpredictable! Any trail covered by flood waters should be consider closed (whether or not it is signed).

Report flooded Trail sections to Riverside State Park at 509-465-5064.




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Rich Landers
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