Progress on the flume continues. Estimated completion date is mid-fall. Likely the end of October at the earliest.
Progress on the Gold Creek Flume Trail is coming along nicely and we’re on track for a mid-fall completion. In the meantime, here’s a short video to give you an idea of what the trail will look like.
CBJ has temporarily closed the Flume Trail due to increased landslide risk.
Repairs are complete and equipment has been removed. The Gold Creek Flume trail is open for use.
Landslide Alert! The flume trail will not be open to the public Oct 7th as planned. The heavy rains over the weekend caused a landslide that took out a portion of a bridge on the trail. Clean up and repair is expected to take about four weeks. We will post more info when we have it.
Flume Update: July 19, 2019
AEL&P has made good progress on the Flume project. The trail is expected to reopen in early October.
Please note: due to some unforeseen delivery issues, sections of the flume will not yet be reconstructed which means part of the trail will transition from boardwalk down to ground level via stairs.
The project will resume in spring 2020.
The Gold Creek Flume, built in the early 1900’s, is showing its age. Shifting and settling of the structure has caused leakage, reduced efficiency, and raised safety concerns. Due to this, AEL&P will be refurbishing the flume in 2019 and 2020. AEL&P’s goal is to maintain this valued, historic project while ensuring safe and reliable conditions that allow us to provide renewable energy to Juneau customers, as well as allow CBJ Parks and Rec to preserve recreational access for you and your families well into the future.
Between the months of April and September, the flume will be CLOSED to recreational access while repairs are underway. To ensure everyone’s safety, please observe all notices and stay clear of all closed areas.
We greatly appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure that the flume trail continues to serve the Juneau community’s needs for many years to come.