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 1.  Percent of Schutz Lake subwatershed by 2000 land use.

Land Use 2000

Acres

% of Subwatershed

Vacant

267.3

27.6

Agriculture

222.4

22.9

Park and Open Space*

173.1

17.9

Single Family Residential

136.6

14.1

Water

109.8

11.3

Institutional

48.5

5.0

Highway

11.6

1.2

Industrial

0.03

<0.1

 

969.33

 

Source: Metropolitan Council.  See Figure 7.