Upper Minnehaha Creek Watershed Lakes and Bacteria (Metro): TMDL Project

This project addresses twenty lakes impaired due to excess nutrients within the upper portion of the Minnehaha Creek watershed: Dutch (27-0181-00), East Auburn (10-0044-02), Forest (27-0139-00), Gleason (27-0095-00), Holy Name (27-0158-00), Langdon (27-0182-00), Long (27-0160-00), Minnetonka (Halsted Bay) (27-0133-09), Minnetonka (Jennings Bay) (27-0133-15), Minnetonka (Stubbs Bay) (27-0133-12), Minnetonka (West Arm) (27-0133-14), Mooney (27-0134-00), Stone (10-0056-00), Tamarack (10-0010-00), Tanager (27-0141-00), Wolsfeld (27-0157-00), Snyder (27-0108-00), School (27-0151-00), Hadley (27-0109-00) and Turbid (10-0051-00). The project also addresses Painter Creek, which is impaired due to E. coli bacteria. These waterbodies and the land area that drains to them are located in Hennepin County and Carver County.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is contracting with Wenck and Associates, an environmental consulting firm, to develop this TMDL study. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District has partnered with the MPCA to provide technical support and stakeholder involvement.

Map and Location

The waterbodies in this project lie in the Mississippi River - Twin Cities watershed.

More maps are available on the TMDL maps page.

TMDL report and implementation plan

Meetings and Events

See the TMDL Meetings, Events and News page for notices of general interest and event-related information on impaired waters/TMDLs.


Information Contact

Eric Alms, Project Manager
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155