2.3.1 Vegetation and Land Cover

The eastern subwatershed is mostly developed at typical suburban densities, and the land cover as classified by the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System (MLCCS) is primarily developed area of varying degrees of imperviousness (see Figure 5a and Figure 5b).  The western half of the subwatershed is dominated by a mosaic of forest and woodland, wetland, and open water, with some agriculture in the southwest and some scattered, large-lot residential.