Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Water Resources

Lakes & Wetlands

Our Water Resources program seeks to protect and improve natural, aesthetic, and recreational qualities of lakes and wetlands. About 200 lakes and wetlands an acre or larger are part of a stormwater drainage system that includes over 1,270 natural and constructed bodies of water.

The water quality of lakes and wetlands is affected by stormwater phosphorus. Algae and aquatic plants thrive on phosphorus. When they decay, dissolved oxygen in lake water can drop to stressful levels for sensitive fish. Impaired water quality diminishes recreational opportunities, aesthetic enjoyment, and property values.

Eagan Water Resources Program
Central Maintenance Facility
3501 Coachman Point
Eagan, MN 55122
(651) 675-5300