Minnetonka

ABOUT LAKE HOLIDAY

Lake Holiday, west of Interstate 494 in Minnetonka, is a private-access lake with poor water quality.

street map of lake holiday area
Lake Holiday, Minnetonka

Water Quality

graph showing phosphorous levels in lake holiday over time
Phosphorous levels in Lake Holiday are consistently worse than state standards.

Water quality of Lake Holiday is poor, with average nutrient levels higher than state standards for shallow lakes. Phosphorous is the nutrient that fuels algae and plant growth. Too much phosphorous can lead to unwanted algae blooms in a lake. The high levels of phosphorous in Lake Holiday have allowed for algae to grow. Algae has decreased water clarity and water quality of the lake. Overall, the high nutrient levels and presence of algae in Lake Holiday indicate poor water quality.

Chlorophyll-a levels in Lake Holiday are consistently worse than state standard.
Graph of water clarity in Lake Holiday over time
Water clarity in Lake Holiday is consistently worse than the state standard.

 

 

 

Printable lake fact sheet

Current Projects

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District has not conducted any major water quality improvement projects on Lake Holiday. Currently, we are updating the Use Attainability Analysis studies (UAA) for Holiday, Wing and Rose lakes. This UAA study will help identify potential projects to improve the Holiday, Wing, Rose lakes chain.

The District has helped fund several best management projects near Lake Holiday. Best management projects include raingardens, shoreline buffers, habitat restorations, and more. These projects help reduce runoff that enters Lake Holiday.

For information about other past District projects, click here.

Shallow Lakes

Check out this story map to learn about what is so special about shallow lakes! To view the story map in a new browser window, click here.

Recreation

Lake Holiday does not have public access.

 

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:

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/index.html

Downloadable water quality data can be found here:

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/water-quality-data

diagram of ways to clean water—clean off boats for AIS, sweep up leaves and grass, pick up after pets, and plant native plants