ABOUT WING LAKE
Wing Lake, just north of Excelsior Blvd. in Minnetonka, is a shallow lake that has poor water quality.
Water quality of Wing Lake is poor, with average nutrient levels higher than state standards for shallow lakes. Phosphorus is the nutrient that fuels algae and plant growth. Too much phosphorus can lead to unwanted algae blooms in a lake. The high levels of phosphorus in Wing Lake have allowed for algae to grow. Algae has decreased water clarity and water quality of Wing Lake. Overall, the high nutrient levels and presence of algae in Wing Lake indicate poor water quality.
Wing Lake is a Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program (CAMP) lake. Citizen volunteers collect water samples which are analyzed by the Met Council. This data is used to supplement District monitoring data. Thank you to our CAMP volunteers.
Printable Wing Lake Fact Sheet
The District has completed a lake water quality study to identify potential water quality improvement projects to improve the health of the Holiday-Wing-Rose chain of lakes. The District is currently completing a feasibility study and preliminary engineering study for the recommended management activities from the completed 2022 water quality study. It is anticipated that the feasibility study will be completed late-May 2023. The District will use the feasibility study to move towards project implementation to improve the health of Lake Holiday, Wing Lake, and Lake Rose.
To learn more about this study, visit this website: Holiday, Wing, Rose Lakes study
The District has helped fund several best management projects near Wing Lake. Best management projects include raingardens, shoreline buffers, habitat restorations, and more. These projects help reduce runoff that enters Wing Lake. The District also provides education on pollution and runoff prevention.
For information about other past District projects, click here.
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.
Wing Lake 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:
Downloadable water quality data can be found here: