Bathymetric Mapping of MCWD Lakes

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Bathymetry on Lake Minnetonka
About this project: 

Bathymetry is the process of mapping the depths of a body of water. The data collected can be compiled into a topographic map or used in a number of other ways to help the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District chart water quality or other changes to a water body. Mapping has been completed at the following locations.


  • Christmas Lake (City of Shorewood/Chanhassen; Mapping conducted by the MNDNR)


  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Dutch Lake (City of Mound)
  • Gleason Lake (City of Plymouth)
  • Piersons Lake (Laketown Township)
  • Schutz Lake (City of Victoria)


  • Lake Hiawatha (City of Minneapolis)
  • Lake Nokomis (City of Minneapolis) 


  • Lake Minnewashta (City of Chanhassen)
  • Lake Virginia (City of Victoria)
  • Langdon Lake (City of Mound)


  • Parley Lake (Laketown Township)
  • Wassermann Lake (Laketown Township)


  • Kelser's Pond (City of Victoria)
  • Long Lake (City of Long Lake)
  • Taft Lake (City of Richfield)
  • Turbid Lake (Laketown Township) (no map at this time)