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Arrowhead Lake. Jim Langseth

The District is conducting a water quality study on Arrowhead and Indianhead Lakes in Edina.

Project Description

The District is undertaking a lake water quality study to identify potential water quality improvement projects to help improve the overall health of the lakes. This study will be complete in 2022.

New! Read the Arrowhead and Indianhead Lakes Water Quality Study Summary (draft)

Learn more about each lake at our lake pages below:

Arrowhead Lake

Indianhead Lake

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Indianhead Lake. Dave Melmer

Community Meeting

April 19, 2022 | 6:30-8:00 PM

Edina Public Works (7450 Metro Blvd, Edina, MN)

Join District staff, city staff, and Barr engineers as they share results of the Arrowhead and Indianhead Lakes Water Quality Study. There will time for questions and discussion regarding the study.

Read the Arrowhead and Indianhead Lakes Water Quality Study Summary (draft)

Shallow Lakes Webinar

Learn more about shallow lakes and their functions and values. What does a shallow lake look like, and why are plants so important? What are the rules and regulations regarding shallow lakes? Joe Bischoff, a Senior Aquatic Ecologist and Certified Lake Manger with Barr Engineering Co, will present this webinar and take your questions about shallow lakes at the end.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 6:30-8 PM | Virtual

Free Webinar

Registration: To receive a link to the virtual event register at: shallow-lakes-webinar.barrevents.com/registration/form

Past Outreach

Lake User Survey

Thank you to everyone who took the lake user survey. The survey is meant to provide community feedback to Nine Mile Creek Watershed District staff, engineers, and the board of managers, along with the City of Edina to assist in the evaluation of management strategies designed to improve the health of Arrowhead Lake and Indianhead Lake. The survey was active July 9 – August 16, 2021, and was targeted to those who live on Arrowhead Lake and Indianhead Lake. 31 responses were received.

Read the survey summary: Arrowhead Lake and Indianhead Lake Feedback Survey

May 2021 Community Meeting

On May 25, 2021, District staff provided an overview of the lake water quality study process and goals for future management for these two lakes. The city provided an update on their lake level monitoring analysis of the lakes. If you were unable to attend the virtual meeting, you can view the recording, below.

More information

Check this page as we will update it when we have new information. For questions on the lake study process or on Indianhead or Arrowhead Lake, contact Randy, District Administrator, at 952-835-2078.