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Westwood Lake

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About Westwood Lake

Westwood Lake is a 38-acre lake in St. Louis Park in the southern portion of the Bassett Creek watershed. The lake's 463-acre watershed includes portions of St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, and Minnetonka. The watershed primarily comprises low-density residential land use, park and recreational areas, and a golf course. The lake is adjacent to parkland and the Westwood Hill Nature Center, both of which provide access to trails surrounding the lake and opportunities for canoeing or kayaking, scenic viewing, birding, and hiking.

Overall water quality in Westwood Lake is good for a shallow, metropolitan lake. Its water quality and total phosphorous concentrations meet Minnesota Pollution Control Agency water quality standards and is not on the state's Impaired Waters list. The aquatic invasive species Curlyleaf pondweed is present in Westwood Lake.


Water Quality Data

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Water Clarity

Total Phosphorus


Quick Facts

BCWMC Classification Priority 1 Shallow Lake
Watershed Area (acres) 463
Lake Size (acres) 38
Average Depth (feet) --
Maximum Depth (feet) 5
Ordinary High Water Level (feet) 887.8
Normal Water Level (feet) 886
Downstream Receiving Waterbody None (Landlocked)
Location (City) St. Louis Park
MPCA Impairments None
Aquatic Invasive Species Curlyleaf pondweed
Public Access Yes
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About Westwood Lake

Westwood Lake is a 38-acre lake in St. Louis Park in the southern portion of the Bassett Creek watershed. The lake's 463-acre watershed includes portions of St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, and Minnetonka. The watershed primarily comprises low-density residential land use, park and recreational areas, and a golf course. The lake is adjacent to parkland and the Westwood Hill Nature Center, both of which provide access to trails surrounding the lake and opportunities for canoeing or kayaking, scenic viewing, birding, and hiking.

Overall water quality in Westwood Lake is good for a shallow, metropolitan lake. Its water quality and total phosphorous concentrations meet Minnesota Pollution Control Agency water quality standards and is not on the state's Impaired Waters list. The aquatic invasive species Curlyleaf pondweed is present in Westwood Lake.


Quick Facts

BCWMC Classification Priority 1 Shallow Lake
Watershed Area (acres) 463
Lake Size (acres) 38
Average Depth (feet) --
Maximum Depth (feet) 5
Ordinary High Water Level (feet) 887.8
Normal Water Level (feet) 886
Downstream Receiving Waterbody None (Landlocked)
Location (City) St. Louis Park
MPCA Impairments None
Aquatic Invasive Species Curlyleaf pondweed
Public Access Yes

Water Quality Data

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Chlorophyll a

Water Clarity

Total Phosphorus


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