ABOUT MIRROR LAKE
Mirror Lake, located just south of Interlachen Blvd in Edina, is a shallow lake with vegetation that fills the lake’s bottom.
Water quality of Mirror Lake is poor, measurements for phosphorus, chlorophyll-a, and water clarity failed to meet the state standards for shallow lakes. Mirror Lake experiences frequent algal blooms as a result of excess nutrients coming into it from the surrounding watershed and curly-leaf pondweed. The blue-green algae in these algal blooms can pose health risks for lake users and pets because of the potential for algal toxins to form.
There is also limited plant diversity in Mirror Lake. During the 2019 plant survey, only two plant species were catalogued—both of them were invasive species.
Printable Mirror Lake Fact Sheet
Currently, the District is undertaking a lake water quality study to identify potential water quality improvement projects to help improve the overall health of Mirror Lake. The study will be completed in 2023.
The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District has not conducted any major water quality improvement projects on Mirror Lake.
For information about other past District projects, click here
Mirror Lake does not have opportunities or access for public recreation.
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: