2.3.1 Vegetation and Land Cover

Christmas Lake dominates the watershed.  Land cover as classified by the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System (MLCCS) is illustrated in Figure 5a and Figure 5b.  Much of the watershed is developed to typical suburban densities with a low to medium degree of imperviousness.  There are a number of small wetlands in the southern subwatershed, generally surrounded by small areas of woodland or grassland.