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3.3 Wetlands

  1. The subwatershed includes several wetlands with high to exceptional vegetative diversity, fish and wildlife habitat and aesthetic values – many of them riparian to Minnehaha Creek or lakes within the subwatershed - that need to be protected.
  2. Most of the wetlands in the subwatershed have been impacted by development, as indicated by the lack of wetlands with exceptional to high vegetative diversity given the size of the subwatershed.
  3. Degraded wetlands with high to moderate restoration potential should be considered for protection and restoration to increase the quantity and quality of wetlands present and begin to mitigate past wetland losses from fill and degradation.