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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 water quality study, called a Use Attainability Analysis (UAA), to identify potential water quality improvement projects to improve the overall health of the lakes. This UAA will be complete in late 2021 or early 2022.

Learn more about each lake at our lake pages below:

Arrowhead Lake

Indianhead Lake

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

Virtual Community Meeting

On May 25, 2021, District staff provided an overview of the UAA 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.

Shallow Lakes

Watch this video to learn more about expectations for shallow, urban lakes and how they differ from deep water lakes.

Learn More- Shallow Lakes: Minnesota’s Natural Heritage (PDF)

More information

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Indianhead Lake. Dave Melmer

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