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Surface Water and Sewers
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Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Nokomis Groundwater and Surface Water Issues

Welcome to the Lake Nokomis Groundwater and Surface Water website. This will be the place where you can find technical data on our investigation to this issue, past meeting notes and presentations, as well as notices about future meetings. If you have additional questions or concerns, you can email us at [email protected].

Website Sections

Project Area Map

Lake Nokomis Groundwater Surface Water Map

Project Work:

Following a meeting with state, regional and local partners on November 30, 2017 the Surface Water and Sewers Division of Minneapolis Public Works committed to leading an technical team to investigate what is known about high groundwater challenges south and west of Lake Nokomis. The technical team had an initial meeting on January 22, 2017 to discuss sources of data, gaps in understanding, and how to bring resources together to conduct further technical work. Going forward, the team will determine what additional investigation may be needed to address the high groundwater and surface water issues in this area.

Presentation & Reports

Nokomis Area Groundwater & Surface Water Evaluation, Leadership Team Meeting Notes- May 1, 2018

Nokomis Area Groundwater FAQ Fact Sheet

Minneapolis Groundwater Technical Review - March 30, 2018

Preliminary Findings of Nokomis Area Groundwater Based on Metro Model 3 - Ray Wuolo

Lake Nokomis Outlet Operating Plan

MCWD Lake Nokomis Groundwater & Surface Water Issues report

Hydrogeologic data for Nokomis and Hiawatha Lakes

Minnesota Precipitation Trends

Nokomis Groundwater - Surface Water Coordination meeting - November 30, 2017

MPRB Surface and Groundwater Information presentation

Technical Team Meeting Minutes

Nokomis Area Groundwater Technical Team meeting #1 minutes - January 22, 2018

Nokomis Area Groundwater Technical Team meeting #2 minutes - March 30, 2018

Partner Agencies

*City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR)
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD)
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES)
  Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
  City of Richfield
  Minneapolis Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission (MSP MAC)
* Denotes Technical Team Member


Last updated Jun 11, 2018



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