PORTLAND - Rising waters from heavy rain in the Portland Metro area are causing problems in and around area rivers.

At John's Landing along the Willamette River, part of a popular walking path was submerged Wednesday.

Across the Willamette, a 55-foot section of the Springwater Corridor Trail was eroding.

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And upriver, Oregon Maritime Museum officials said logs and other debris had to be cleared from around the steamer Portland, a historic fixture along the Willamette.

Most of the debris was actually underneath the surface and because the water is so murky right now, workers said it was hard to tell what may be floating under the surface. The city will also clean up the debris around public docks.

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On Thursday, some scattered showers could lead to thunderstorms or hail showers, KGW Chief MeteorologistMattZaffino said.

Then, conditions will begin to calm down on Friday, with just a few showers and over the weekend, which was expected to be mainly dry.

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The heavy rainfall and soggy ground already prompted Alpenrose Dairy to cancel its 50th annual Easter Egg hunt this coming Saturday. Kids usually race onto the baseball fields for this historic Portland ritual. This year, the fields were too muddy.

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Also, the heavy rain was causing erosion problems in parts of the metro area. A 55-foot section of the popular Springwater Corridor Trail was roped off by the city, as a safety precaution. Signs warn of an unstable bank along the river.

KGWReporterColette Wieland contributed to this report

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