2.4.1 Present Land Use

The predominant land use is the subwatershed is vacant land, mainly wetland and forest or woodland (see Figure 7).  There are scattered low density single family residential uses in the upper subwatershed, mainly isolated home sites and farmsteads.  The south and eastern portions of the subwatershed are dominated by single family residential.  Mound Westonka High School is a large, institutional use in the eastern subwatershed.

Table 1.  Percent of Dutch Lake subwatershed by 2000 land use.

Land Use 2000

Acres

% of Subwatershed

Vacant

1,167.4

61.8

Single Family Residential

267.4

14.2

Water

181.1

9.6

Parks and Open Space

99.5

5.3

Agricultural

94.3

5.0

Institutional

78.5

4.1

Commercial

.1

<0.1

 

1,888.3

 

Source: Metropolitan Council.  See Figure 7.