Lake Minnetonka WEATHER

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 […]

Managing Lake Vegetation

Aquatic plants are an important part of a healthy lake ecosystem. They provide habitat and food sources for fish and wildlife, also contributing to the lake’s recreational value. Some aquatic […]

Coordinated Herbicide Treatments

Coordinated Herbicide Treatment Projects The LMCD (in coordination with its AIS Task Force) has participated in a number of herbicide treatment projects over the years. Some of these include: 1) […]