Explore the Watershed

Our lakes, streams, and wetlands are integral parts of our communities, and underpin countless places that bring value and enjoyment to where we live, work, and play. Below, you can explore the health of the watershed and take a visual tour of strategies to protect and improve it. You can review current water levels and paddling conditions, and plan your trip down Minnehaha Creek. Or simply explore the many amazing parks and open spaces throughout the watershed that are anchored by the placemaking power of water.

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Watershed Strategies

Learn about the specific issues and strategies driving our projects in our watershed story map.

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Water quality

Use our water quality dashboard to check the health of lakes and streams across the watershed.

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Water levels

See how water is moving across the entire watershed, including current water levels.

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Gray’s Bay dam

Learn how and why we operate Gray’s Bay Dam to minimize flooding on Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek.

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Paddle the creek

Ready for a trip down Minnehaha Creek? See creek levels, put-in locations, and safety information.

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Watershed places

Discover parks and open spaces where you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy ecosystem.