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Lakes, Water Quality & Floodplains

Lakes & Water Quality

Maple Grove has many beautiful lakes to enjoy.  There are trails throughout the City that offer scenic views of the lakes for people who enjoy hiking and biking.  There are also several beaches for those hot summer days.

Make a Difference - Improve Minnesota's Lakes and Streams

If you are interested in ideas for improving Minnesota's lakes and streams, please see this informational brochure for ten pointers.

Additional Information


The Minnesota DNR has a good website detailing what to do if your home has inadvertently been mapped in the floodplain.  Click here for more information.  Scroll down to the "Types Of Map Amendments" and look at "LOMAs using LIDAR guidance" hyperlink.  The City will help you by providing the LIDAR map that you will need to prove your home is not located in the floodplain.  To obtain the FEMA floodplain-LIDAR for your residence in Maple Grove, please send us an  e-mail and specify your address.

FEMA Flood Map Service Center

If you have specific questions about wetlands, watersheds or floodplains, please contact the Water Resources Engineer.