Minnehaha Falls

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Minnehaha Falls

(mĭn'ēhä`hä) [laughing water], 53 ft (16.1 m) high, SE Minn., in Minnehaha Creek, which flows from Lake Minnetonka (23 sq mi/60 sq km) SE to the Mississippi River. The surrounding area, including the gorge cut by the receding falls, is a state park. Most of the year only a thin trickle of water passes over the falls. The name Minnehaha is immortalized in Longfellow's Hiawatha.
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This vision should be bold and creative, excite all of the project partners and key stakeholders (Hopkins City Council, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board, Hennepin County Board, developers, and community members) about the opportunities that exist in this area, and advance the implementation of TOD.
For fun, Walljasper recommends his daily route on a path following Minnehaha Creek from Lake Harriet to Minnehaha Fails at the Mississippi River.
The committee's deliberations were informed by several guest speakers, including: Gayle Prest, manager of environmental services for the City of Minneapolis, who provided insight on the city's sustainability plan; Scott Harder of Environmental Financial Group, who spoke on carbon accounting; and Eric Evenson of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, who focused on watershed-based management.
Their families eventually relented and a bronze statue now immortalises the young lovers overlooking Minnehaha creek.
This new town needed a name, so an early resident, Mary Sinnott, suggested that it be called "Magnolia Town" for the many beautiful magnolia trees that lined Minnehaha Creek in the center of town.
Potential for Flooding on Minnehaha Creek Dependent on Upcoming Rainfall
A new Lake Minnetonka water levels report from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) indicates -- for the moment -- sufficient Lake capacity to prevent flooding at Lake Minnetonka and downstream along Minnehaha Creek, providing spring rainfall amounts remain average and the current snowmelt rate remains steady.
Minnehaha Creek originates at Lake Minnetonka and runs easterly through the area suburbs of Minnetonka, Edina, Hopkins, and St.
We've had dry conditions during the winter of 1999 and spring of 2000 which resulted in below average water levels throughout the entire Minnehaha Creek Watershed District," says Eric Evenson, MCWD Administrator.