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2.4.1 Present Land Use

The principal land uses in the northern part of the subwatershed are single family residential and park and open space (see Figure 7).  South of Highway 5 the subwatershed is mainly agriculture and vacant/undeveloped area with some single family and the campus of Southwest Metro Catholic High School. 

Table 2.  Percent of Lake Virginia subwatershed by 2000 land use.

Land Use 2000

Acres

% of Subwatershed

Park and Open Space

1,229.1

30.8%

Single Family Residential

916.0

22.9

Water

874.0

21.9

Vacant/Undeveloped

626.9

15.7

Agriculture

221.5

5.6

Highway

60.2

1.5

Institutional

42.5

1.1

Retail

18.3

0.5

Industrial

2.7

0.1

 

3,991.2

 

Source: Metropolitan Council.  See Figure 7.