Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP)

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Wetlands come in many different shapes, sizes, and types.  They vary in the amount of water they hold, how long they hold water, and the type of vegetation they support.  Not all wetlands have standing water during the growing season.

All wetlands must meet three criteria: 
1.  soils developed in wet conditions
2.  wet either above ground or
     wet within 12 inches of the surface
     during all or part of the growing season
3.  plants adapted to live in wet
     soil conditions

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service divided wetlands into 8 types (Types 1-8).  The two primary characteristics used in the classification system include the wetland's dominant plant type and water depth during the growing season.  Wetlands monitored in WHEP are depressional wetlands with emergent marsh vegetation (Types 3, 4, or 5).  

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency designed and tested the WHEP sampling protocols for Type 3, 4 and 5 wetlands located in the Central Hardwood Region of the State of Minnesota. 
Wetlands sampled in WHEP are chosen by the sponsoring agency (City, Watershed Managment Organization, Park Department, etc.).  

Wetlands monitored in the currrent season are listed below. Select the wetland name to download a map to that wetland.

Type 2 Wetland
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Type 3 Wetland
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Wetlands Monitored in Dakota County

AV-1 Hidden Valley; EVR-P53_2018

AV-7 Polojil Pond 2018

AV-18 Sunset Park Pond 2018

AV-20 Golf Course 2018

B-1 Crystal West maps 2018

B-2 Kelleher wetland 2018

B3 Kraemer map 2018

B3 Kraemer sampling area map 2018

B-17 Alimagnet ROW 2018

Dakota County Parks Team 1

Parks (both teams) All Sites Map 2018

Detail map - DC-2 Buck Pond, DC-3 Tamarack Swamp, DC-6 BB's wetland, DC-7/E-29 Lilypad Pond -- 2018

Overview map - DC-2 Buck Pond, DC-3 Tamarack Swamp, DC-6 BB's wetland, DC-7/E-29 Lilypad Pond -- 2018

Dakota County Parks Team 2

Detail map - DC-8 Wetland #26 (Star East), DC-9 Wetland #24 (Star West), DC-10 Wetland #32 (Near Gerhardt), DC-11 Wetland #27 (Wood Pond)- -2018

Detail map - DC-8 Wetland #26 (Star East), DC-9 Wetland #24 (Star West), DC-10 Wetland #32 (Near Gerhardt), DC-11 Wetland #27 (Wood Pond) -- 2018

Eagan all sites map 2018

E-9 Wilderness Run Pond 2018

E-31 Pond LP-69 2018

E-43 Pond LP-41 2018

E-34 McCarthy Pond ALTERNATE 2018

F-3 Kral Pond 2018

F-7 Autumn Glen 2018

F-9 Camboia map 2018

F-1 Pine Knoll ALTERNATE 2018

H-4 Stonegate Treated 2018

H-6 Lake Rebecca 2018

H-56 180th Street Marsh 2018

H-57 Cari Park Pond 2018

H-30 Sand Coulee Pond ALTERNATE 2018

L7 DNR 387 map (1) 2018

L7 DNR 387 map (2) 2018

L8 DNR 393 map 2018

MH-2 Copperfield 2018

MH-19 Lexington Marie Pond 2018

NC-1 Wasner map 2018

NC-2 Peterson map 2018

R-1 Kelly Marsh 2018

R-2 White Lake 2018

R-20 (WMP 332, unnamed) 2018

R-26 Erickson Pond 2018

R-4 ALTERNATE Schwartz Pond 2018

R-23 ALTERNATE - CR Mitigation Site 2 - 2018

SSP-1 Anderson Pond 2018

SSP-3 LeVander Pond 2018

WSP-3 Duck Pond, WSP-4 Weschcke Park, WSP-5 Lilly Lake, WSP-6 Marthaler Park 2018

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