2.4.1 Present Land Use

The predominant land use in the subwatershed is single family residential, followed by park and open space (see Figure 7 and Table 3).  Most of the vacant land is large wetland or woodland tracts.  The subwatershed is fully developed at typical urban and suburban densities and land uses.

Table 3.  Percent of Minnehaha Creek subwatershed by 2000 land use.

Land Use 2000

Acres

% of Subwatershed

Single - Family Residential

   16,680.3

55.0%

Parks and Open Space

     3,877.9

12.8%

Water

     1,674.0

5.5%

Vacant or Undetermined

     1,660.8

5.5%

Institutional

     1,469.5

4.8%

Commercial

     1,443.7

4.8%

Roads and Highways

     1,422.8

4.7%

Multi - Family Residential

     1,133.0

3.7%

Industrial

       939.3

3.1%

Agricultural

            -  

0.0%

 

30,301.3

 


Source: Metropolitan Council.   See Figure 7.