Eden Prairie


The District is conducting a water quality study on Birch Island Lake in Eden Prairie.

Photo of Birch Island Lake
A net (object in water on lower right) is temporarily installed at Birch Island Lake to study the fish population.

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 lake.

Learn more about Birch Island Lake at our lake page below:



Lake User Survey

Take this short survey to tell us about your experiences with Birch Island Lake. By completing the survey, you will help us understand existing and past lake conditions that you have experienced. This will help us evaluate possible lake management strategies.

Link coming soon!

Community Meeting

January 9, 2023 | 6:30-8 PM

Eden Prairie City Center | 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie

Staff from the watershed district, Eden Prairie, and Barr Engineering will answer questions and introduce the Birch Island Lake water quality study. This study will assess the health of Birch Island Lake and recommend management strategies. 

Shallow Lake Resources

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, 2022, to answer these questions and more.

View the full recording: Shallow Lakes Webinar Recording

More information

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