2.4.1 Present Land Use

The principal land use in the eastern part of the subwatershed is single family residential, with some vacant land that is predominantly wetland (see Figure 7).  The western subwatershed is dominated by the regional park, Black Lake and Saunders Lake and their associated wetlands, other wetlands, and some remaining agriculture and undeveloped land.

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

Land Use 2000

Acres

% of Subwatershed

Vacant

418.2

39.6

Water

234.8

22.2

Single Family Residential

231.0

21.9

Agriculture

102.7

9.7

Institutional

27.4

2.6

Park and Open Space*

24.7

2.3

Industrial/Utilities

11.5

1.1

Multi Family

3.2

0.3

Commercial

2.1

0.2

 

1,055.6

 

Source: Metropolitan Council (see Figure 7.)

*The Metropolitan Council 2000 Land Use compilation did not yet classify the Gale Woods area as park and open space.  Most of that land area was classified as either vacant or agriculture.