The Shingle Creek and West Mississippi watersheds extend over 67 square miles in east-central Hennepin County, Minnesota. The ten cities in these watersheds jointly manage the lakes, streams, and wetlands in this area through the Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Watershed Management Commissions.
Shingle Creek member cities are Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale. West Mississippi member cities include Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Osseo.
Explore the Watersheds' newest online tool below or in a new window here. Learn more about waterbodies and impairments in the watershed, locations of past and current projects, and view real-time stream and lake data by scrolling down and across, zooming in and out, and clicking on map features.
Meadow Lake Management Plan
Meadow Lake in the City of New Hope is a very small, shallow lake with poor water quality and invasive fish and aquatic vegetation. The first step in the Meadow Lake Management Plan is a whole lake drawdown, which began on November 18, 2021 and is now complete. In 2023 we will undertake further treatment to manage aquatic vegetation and water quality with an alum treatment.
Crystal Lake Management Plan
Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale is a popular lake in the heart of the City. Three parks, a fishing pier, and a boardwalk provide public access to enjoyment of the lake by boaters, anglers, cyclists, and walkers. But water quality in the lake could be better. Starting in 2021, the Watershed Commission and City partnered on several actions to help restore not only water quality but also the ecologic integrity of the lake.