2.4.1 Present Land Use

The principal land uses in the subwatershed are single family residential and park and open space (see Figure 7).   Much of the area identified as “vacant” is wetland.

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

Land Use 2000

Acres

% of Subwatershed

Single Family Residential

335.7

45.2

Water

281.8

37.9

Vacant

106.0

14.3

Park and Open Space*

6.8

1.0

Multi Family

5.7

0.8

ROW

5.0

0.6

Industrial

1.5

0.2

 

 742.5

 

Source: Metropolitan Council.  See Figure 7.