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Summer Heat Lake Safety

The summer lake season is here with many days of hot weather forecasted. Enjoying the lake is a good way to enjoy the summer whether fishing, boating, water sports, canoeing […]

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LMCD Launches New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website, www.lmcd.org. We wanted to make the new website more secure, more user-friendly, and your go-to source for information […]

Severe Weather Tips

Be prepared for severe weather. Severe weather can happen anytime, creating hazardous conditions that include thunderstorms, damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail and flooding. You can increase your chances of survival […]

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae are not algae at all, but rather types of bacteria called cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria thrives when there is a combination of two factors: warm weather and nutrient-dense water. Some […]

Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Minnetonka by a local resident on July 27, 2010 and confirmed by MN DNR biologists on July 28, 2010. The zebra mussel is a […]

Eurasian Watermilfoil

Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) was first discovered in Lake Minnetonka during the fall of 1987 in Excelsior Bay. Inspection of the Lake the following year found that EWM was widespread throughout […]

Purchasing Lakeshore Property

Some Items to Consider The Minnesota Legislature established the LMCD (Minn. Stat. §§ 103B.601-103B.645) more than 50 years ago to help protect the lake, public safety, and the environment. The […]