Lakes, water quality, and floodplains

Lakes and water quality

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

Tips to help improve Minnesota's lakes and streams (PDF) (Hennepin County)

Water quality monitoring

View surface water reports.

Additional information

Rice Lake Wildflowers

Floodplains

If your home has inadvertently been mapped in the floodplain:

  1. Visit the Minnesota DNR website.
  2. Scroll to Types of map amendments.
  3. Look at LOMAs using LIDAR guidance.

A LIDAR map is needed to prove that the home is not located in the floodplain. To obtain the FEMA floodplain LIDAR map for a property, email the city's Engineering Department. Make sure to include the property address in the email.

Resources

Email the Maple Grove Engineering Department or call 763-494-6350 with specific questions about wetlands, watersheds, or floodplains.