The District is conducting a water quality study on Mirror Lake in Edina.

Photo of Mirror Lake in Edina
Mirror Lake (Photo by: Barr Engineering)

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 Mirror Lake. The study will be completed in 2023.


Lake User Survey

The lake user survey is meant to provide community feedback to 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 Mirror Lake.

The survey was available October 24th-November 16th, 2022. An postcard with an online survey link was mailed to 20 properties adjacent to Mirror Lake on October 24th, 2022, and a reminder postcard was sent on November 2nd. Stakeholders that attended the Mirror Lake community meeting on November 9, 2022, were also encouraged to take the survey and were emailed the survey link following the meeting. The survey initially closed on November 16th, 2022, but was reopened for an additional day at the request of a stakeholder who wanted to take the survey. Five survey responses were received.

See the survey results

Community Meeting

A community meeting was held on November 9, 2022, at Edina Public Works to introduce the Mirror Lake water quality study. Once the water quality study is complete, the watershed district will host another meeting to present the results. 

View the November 9, 2022, presentation: Mirror Lake Community Meeting Presentation

Additional Resources

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, 2022, to answer these questions and more. View the full recording: Shallow Lakes Webinar Recording

Shallow Lakes Brochure

Shallow Lakes: Minnesota’s Natural Heritage (PDF)

About Mirror Lake

DNR Lake Finder: Mirror Lake

UMN LakeBrowser: Mirror Lake


For questions on the lake study process or on Mirror Lake, contact Randy, District Administrator, at 952-835-2078.