View our Lake Minnetonka water level readings here. The graph is experiencing technical difficulties, but the manually-entered numbers are accurate. View current Minnehaha Creek flows here

CLOSE FAQ: Water Levels on Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek

What is the Lake Minnetonka water level?

The most current Lake Levels are posted here. The current level and flow of Minnehaha Creek is available here.

What does Ordinary High Water (OHW) stand for and what is the OHW of Lake Minnetonka?
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provides a techinical definition of OHWThe OHW of Lake Minnetonka 929.40.

Where can I view past lake levels?
You can view lake levels from 1906 to 2012 either as an Excel Spreadsheet or a graph

How is the Gray’s Bay Dam operated?

  • The dam was built in 1979 to help regulate flooding on Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek.
  • The operating plan was developed by MCWD and approved by local municipalities and the DNR.
  • The dam is operated by the District in accordance with the limitations set forth in the Headwaters Control Structure Management Policy and Operating Procedures and Minnesota DNR Permit #76-6240.
  • Read the Headwaters Control Structure Management Policy and Operating Procedures here

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