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Hawkes_Lake_SummaryHawkes Lake is a small, shallow waterbody located in northwest Edina, west of Highway 100 and slightly south of Vernon Avenue. A pumped outlet, which discharges to the southwest toward Mud Lake (Bredesen Park), controls the water level at an elevation of 885 feet and helps prevent ooding. Hawkes Lake Watershed District: Nine Mile Creek Public water ID: 27005600 Large mouth bass Northern pike Fish population: Water LevelsWater Quality 7 acres (surface area) 0.5 acres (shore length) 342 acres (drainage area) Water quality data collected by volunteers is available from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Highs and lows of water quality parameters observed during those years are provided above. The available data shows Hawkes Lake fails to meet the state’s goals for water quality within shallow lakes. Elevated total phosphorus levels promote algal growth, which reduces water clarity. Lakes with very high phosphorus levels are often characterized by turbid water, excess plant production, algal blooms, and periodic sh kills. Algae Level (Chlorophyll-a) Water ClarityTotal Phosphorous Levels 20 g/L 1.1 Meters 0.9 Meters 123 83 88 34 How You Can Help Steps that you can take to help Hawkes Lake include: History and Management of Hawkes Lake Land use within the watershed includes: Residential (low- and high-density), institutional, open space/parks, and a small commercial area Land use (2022) RESIDENTIAL (Anecdotal evidence) INSTITUTIONAL Amenities: Hawkes Lake has no public boat access. Non-motorized boats only. 1950s1930s 2021 Learn more about these strategies at ninemilecreek.org Vernon ave Denotes current Hawkes Lake drainage area; historical drainage areas may have varied Recent water quality data State goalHighestLowest Lowest recorded water level: 880.9 ft (January 14, 1977) Highest recorded water level: 892.2 ft (July 24, 1987) 1963-2002, 2012-2022 Water level data is from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Nine Mile Creek Watershed District 1989 MN DNR issues a permit for chemical control of submerged aquatic vegetation, lamentous algae, and plankton algae. These permits are issued annually through 2014. 2014 2015 Edina's Lake and Pond policy is implemented. The policy prioritizes treatment based on a series of factors, including water body size, level of impairment, citizen involvement, and public use. As a result, Hawkes Lake has not had algae or submerged vegetation control since 2014. NMCWD = Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Interactive ood map Water resources library Find more information from the City of Edina: 1.0 Meters Installing rain gardens and planting shoreline buffers Cleaning up grass clippings and leaves Participating in the adopt-a-drain program (mn.adoptadrain.org) Redirecting gutter downspouts towards vegetated areas Minimizing use of fertilizer on lawns 60 g/L