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Arrowhead Lake. Jim Langseth

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

Project Description

The District has completed a lake water quality study that identifies potential water quality improvement projects to help improve the overall health of the lakes. This study was finished in early 2022.

Read the Indianhead Arrowhead Lake Water Quality Summary (Final)

Read the Indianhead Arrowhead Lake Water Quality Full Report (Final)

In addition to the water quality study, the City of Edina had fisheries surveys done on Arrowhead and Indianhead Lakes. The survey reports are available below.

Read the Arrowhead Fisheries Survey Report (2022)

Read the Indianhead Fisheries and DO Profiles Survey Report (2022)

Learn more about each lake at our lake pages below:

Arrowhead Lake

Indianhead Lake

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Indianhead Lake. Dave Melmer

Past Outreach

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, presented a webinar on April 12 to answer these questions and more.

View the full recording: Shallow Lakes Webinar Recording

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. You can view the recording below.

April 2022 Community Meeting

On April 19, 2022, a community meeting was held at Edina Public Works, where the results of the Arrowhead and Indianhead Lakes Water Quality Study were shared.

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.