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Centennial_Lakes_SummaryLearn more about these strategies at ninemilecreek.org 1960s1930s 2021 Centennial Lakes Watershed District: Nine Mile Creek Centennial Lakes is a constructed stormwater pond in southeast Edina, east of France Avenue between Gallagher Drive and Minnesota Drive. The Centennial Lakes area hosts a variety of activities. In the summer visitors can shop at the farmer’s market, rent paddle boats, sh from shore, and play putting courses. In the winter, the frozen basins become a skating rink. Non-motorized boats only. As part of the Minnesota DNR’s “Fishing in the Neighborhoods” (FiN) program, designed to provide shore-shing opportunities in the metropolitan area, the lake has been stocked by the DNR every year from 2012–2017 and in 2020. Land use 2022: Primarily commercial and high-density residential 10 acres (surface area) 0.9 miles (shoreline) 214 acres (drainage area) History and Management of Centennial Lakes How You Can Help Reducing the amount of pollution that enters Centennial Lakes helps to protect Nine Mile Creek. Steps that you can take to help include: ft MinLake depth 2 3 4 5 6 8 7 4.3 ft Mean 9 ftMax 1976 Opening of the Galleria shopping center located at the very northern end of the drainage area. Hedberg & Sons sand and gravel pits dominate both sides of France Avenue to Interstate 494. 1991 Completion of the majority of the Centennial Lakes project. 2006 Minnesota DNR completes a sh survey using standard trap nets. The most abundant species found in the lake is green sunsh. 2011 Minnesota DNR completes a sh survey using standard trap and gill nets. The most abundant species recorded are black bullhead and hybrid sunsh. 1983 A preliminary stormwater management plan for the Edina-Bloomington area south of West 76th Street and East of France Avenue is developed. 1985 Construction of Edinborough Park begins. A small portion of the gravel pits are developed into an ofce tower, high-rise senior housing complex, a hotel, and a large indoor public park facility linked to condominiums. This example of a public amenity paired with private development provides a template for Centennial Lakes. 1988 Bloomington-based United Properties gains control of the Hedberg site and emerges as master developer for the Centennial Lakes project. Negotiations between United and the City of Edina produce a master plan tailored to the terrain of the former gravel pits. The plan calls for conversion of three pits into constructed lined ponds, connected by a constructed channel and public park. 1989 The Centennial Lakes project begins, including construction of three ponds (Central, North, and South Pond) to function as both ood storage and public amenity. Also included is the construction of the site storm sewer system and reconstruction of the France Avenue storm sewer system. The water outlets to “Border Basin” (west of France Avenue and slightly north of I-494) and Nine Mile Creek. Flood storage of the three connected basins is approximately 26 acre-feet. Amenities: Fish population black crappie green sunsh golden shiner northern pike black bullhead hybird sunsh pumpkinseed France Ave S W 76th St 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