Lower Penn Lake Management Plan


The Lower Penn Lake management plan resulted from changes to the operation of the groundwater well on Lower Penn Lake. A change in State Law resulted in permitting restrictions that reduced the amount of groundwater pumping from the well on Lower Penn Lake. To address concerns about the water level in Lower Penn Lake without augmentation the City of Bloomington Engineering Division worked with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, and Public to gather information and ultimately develop a management plan for Lower Penn Lake.

The management plan identifies potential specific actions or improvements for Lower Penn Lake to address public input, agency direction, state statute, and to establish a future management direction for the lake. This document serves as an outline to identify an appropriate future long-term management strategy for Lower Penn Lake.

For further information, contact the City of Bloomington Engineering Division, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, or phone 952-563-4867.