5.4 Monitoring and Data Collection

Hydrologic Data Program

To monitor progress toward meeting water quality and quantity goals, routine monitoring of Minnehaha Creek will continue to be a part of the District’s annual Hydrologic Data program.   Macroinvertebrate monitoring will be completed on Minnehaha Creek every five years.  The District will continue to partner with the Minneapolis Park Board as it monitors water quality in the city lakes.

Aquatic Vegetation

Comprehensive aquatic vegetation data is available for many but not all the lakes within the subwatershed.  The District will work in partnership with the Minneapolis Park Board and other local governments to obtain aquatic vegetation data and to develop vegetation management plans for those lakes. 

Wetland Monitoring

Wetlands with exceptional value vegetation are present in the subwatershed.  Because of the importance to overall subwatershed ecological integrity of preserving these values, these wetlands will be regularly monitored for invasive species by staff or trained volunteers or in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park Board.