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Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Boat Access #1 Closed – Memo From Carver County

LMPA Bulletin – August 25, 2016 Memo From Sam Pertz, Carver County Parks August 25, 2016 Dear Resident, This letter is to advise you of changes in boat access operation at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park starting on August 24, 2016 … Continue reading

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Regional Park Boat Access #1 Closed as Zebra Mussel Containment Barriers Installed

From the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Wednesday, August 24, 2016 The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) has discovered zebra mussels at the public boat access to Lake Minnewashta in Chanhassen. While official confirmation from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Zebra Mussels in Lake Minnewashta – Update and Proposed Rapid Response Plan

A meeting was held on 8/22/16 at the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s offices to review the discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Minnewashta and develop a Rapid Response Plan of attack. Representatives from the MCWD, Carver County, the city of … Continue reading

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About Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels are small, fingernail-sized animals that attach to solid surfaces in water. Zebra mussels are native to Eastern Europe and Western Russia and were brought over to the Great Lakes in the ballast water of ships. Populations of zebra … Continue reading

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Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Minnewashta at the Park Boat Launch/Access.

Eric Feldseth from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District reported that Zebra mussels were found in the water at the Lake Minnewashta boat launch in the Park. More in-water assessments will be done Friday and a plan of attack developed. This … Continue reading

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Carver County Parks Beach on Lake Minnewashta Remains Closed Due to e Coli

UPDATE: I spoke with Sam Pertz at Carver County Parks on 8/16 at 2PM and the net is that their beach on Lake Minnewashta is still closed. Despite the heavy rain last week, the e Coli levels have not declined. … Continue reading

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