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

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 Mirror Lake. The survey targeted lakeshore owners and was active October 24 – November 16, 2022.

The District mailed a postcard with an online survey link to 20 properties adjacent to Mirror Lake on October 24th, 2022. Stakeholders that attended the Mirror Lake community meeting on November 9, 2022, were also encouraged to take the survey. Five survey responses were received.

See the survey results

Community Meeting

The District and City of Edina held a community meeting 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)


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