2.3.1 Vegetation and Land Cover

Lake Minnewashta is a dominant feature in the watershed.  Land cover as classified by the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System (MLCCS) is illustrated in Figure 5b.  North of Highway 5, much of the watershed is developed to typical suburban densities with a low to medium degree of imperviousness.  The Arboretum and Regional Park lands include wetland, wooded, and grassland cover, as well as some agricultural uses.   The area around and between Lake St. Joe and Tamarack Lake includes a number of wetlands and wooded tracts.