Eden Prairie is home to a wide diversity of water resources and protecting these resources is important. The City has initiated many projects over the years to protect and manage our lakes, wetlands, ponds and creeks.
The main planning document the City of Eden Prairie uses to manage water resources is the Local Water Management Plan (LWMP), which was most recently updated in 2016.
The LWMP was developed to consolidate information on Eden Prairie's overall surface water management objectives, including management of our lakes, wetlands, stormwater ponds and creeks. The LWMP also includes an Implementation Plan and Capital Improvement and Funding Plan. In addition, the HydroCAD Modelling Results (Appendix B) [PDF] document is also included as part of the LWMP.
The LWMP is also intended to meet the requirements outlined in the Water Management Plans developed by the three watershed districts within Eden Prairie's boundaries. The City works with the watershed districts to manage and protect these resources.
The City's Capital Improvement and Funding Plan includes a number of water quality improvement projects. Recently the City and the Nine Mile Creek and Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek watershed districts implemented a series of projects for Round, Riley, Rice Marsh, Staring, Birch Island, Bryant and Anderson Lakes.
The City is also worked with the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District on a bank stabilization project for Lower Purgatory Creek and the Minnesota River. These projects are funded through the stormwater utility and the respective watershed districts.
Contact the City's environmental coordinator with questions regarding the City's water quality planning.