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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

Water quality studies help the District identify potential actions and projects which can help improve the water quality of a lake. The Arrowhead and Indianhead water quality study was completed in early 2022.

Indianhead Arrowhead Lake Water Quality Summary (Final)

Indianhead Arrowhead Lake Water Quality Full Report (Final)

In addition to the water quality studies, the City of Edina also had fisheries surveys done on Arrowhead and Indianhead Lakes.

Arrowhead Fisheries Survey Report (2022)

Indianhead Fisheries and DO Profiles Survey Report (2022)

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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 provided community feedback to Nine Mile Creek Watershed District staff, engineers, and the board of managers, along with the City of Edina. The feedback helped assist in the evaluation of management strategies designed to improve the health of Arrowhead Lake and Indianhead Lake. The survey targeted lakeshore owners and was active July 9 – August 16, 2021. 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.

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.