Burandt Lake has been found to be impaired for aquatic recreation because of excess nutrient levels, particularly phosphorus, and violates Minnesota water quality standards based on water quality monitoring conducted during the last several years. The excess phosphorus makes the waters unsuitable for aquatic recreation (swimming). As a result, it was placed on Minnesota’s list of impaired waters. Because of the exceedance, Carver County was mandated to conduct a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study. A draft TMDL report was completed and put on public notice June 16, 2008-July 16, 2008.
Burandt Lake southwest of the metro is plagued by high levels of phosphorus that cause algae blooms. Thanks to a joint effort by state agencies and local partners, the lake is on the mend.
Map and location
Burandt Lake is located one-half mile west of Waconia in Carver County (about 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis) within the Lower Minnesota River watershed in the Minnesota River Basin.
TMDL report and implementation plan
- Burandt Lake: Final TMDL Report
- Burandt Lake: EPA Approval Letter (Nov. 26, 2008)
- Burandt Lake TMDL Implementation Plan
- Burandt Lake TMDL, Carver County
- TMDLs in Carver County, Carver County Land and Water Services
- Minnesota River Basin
Carver County Land and Water Services
Roger Ramthun, project manager
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road N.
Saint Paul, MN 55155