ABOUT GLEN LAKE
Glen Lake, just west of Interstate 494 in Minnetonka, is a clear, deep lake perfect for picnics and wildlife watching.
Water quality of Glen Lake is good, with average nutrient levels better than state standards. Phosphorous is the nutrient that fuels algae and plant growth. Phosphorous loading has caused some blue-green algae blooms, but algal toxins were below public health advisory levels. Latest aquatic plant surveys have shown Lone Lake is healthy with up to 18 different species present. Overall, Glen lake is healthy with no water impairments listed.
Printable lake fact sheet
In 2006, the District completed construction on three stormwater detention ponds to treat stormwater before it reached Glen Lake. The goal of this project was to reduce phosphorus entering Glen Lake. conditions. These improvements were part of the larger Minnetonka Lakes Water Quality Improvement Project.
The benefits of the project resulted in improved treatment of urban stormwater runoff, reducing the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen reaching Glen Lake from the surrounding areas.
For information about other past District projects, click here
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Kinsel Park on the north side of Glen Lake has 0.6 miles of trails including a 600ft boardwalk and a picnic area with a shelter.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may have additional information on the lake (including fishing regulations; location; water access sites; lake maps; lake reports on stocking, ice in/out and water quality; fish consumption; and aquatic plant surveys) if so, that information can be found here:
Downloadable water quality data can be found here: