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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

APPLE VALLEY

AV-1 Hidden Valley; EVR-P53

AV-6 Belmont Park; BD-P10

AV-8 Chaparral Pond; BD-P14

Av-20; Valleywood Golf Course Hole 16 Pond

BURNSVILLE

B-1 Crystal West REFERENCE SITE

B-1A Crystal West

B-12 Terrace Oaks BV Parkway

B-18 Terrace Oaks Central

B-3 Kraemer ALTERNATE SITE

Dakota County Parks Team 1

DCParks Team 1 sites overview map

DC-6 BB's wetland 2018 survey

Dakota County Parks Team 2

DC Parks Team 2 sites overview map

East Jenson Lake (replacement for Duck Pond)

Star East #26

Star West #24

Wood Pond

 EAGAN

Eagan all sites

E-22 Trinity Pond FP-11.6

E-44 Oak Hills Church Pond CP-1

E-45 Oak Chase Pond LP-4.1 REFERENCE

E-10 Cedar Pond ALTERNATE

FARMINGTON

F-3 Kral Pond

F-7 Autumn Glen

F-9 Cambodia Ave

HASTINGS

H-4 Stonegate Treated

H-6 Lake Rebecca

H-56 180th St Marsh

H-57 Cari Park Pond

H-30 Sand Coulee Pond ALTERNATE

LAKEVILLE

L-7 DNR #387

L-8 DNR #393

MENDOTA HEIGHTS

MH-2 Copperfield

MH 20 City Hall Orchard Hts

NORTH CANNON RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION

NC-1 Wasner Loretto

NC-2 Peterson

ROSEMOUNT

R-4 Schwarz Pond

R-15 Birger Pond

R-25 WMP #306

R-26 Erickson Pond

R-3 OLearys Pond (WMP 498) ALTERNATE

SOUTH ST PAUL

SSP-2 Anderson Pond

SSP-3 LeVander Pond

WEST ST PAUL

All sites (WSP-1, WSP-5, WSP-6)

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