Healthy shorelines are crucial to maintaining high water quality and biologically diverse habitats in the lakes of Minnesota. This study characterizes the condition of Loeb, Crosby, and Little Crosby Lakes' shorelines in terms of a) erosion susceptibility and b) vegetation composition. Between August and October of 2016, a field crew composed of Capitol Region Watershed District and Ramsey Conservation District staff surveyed the shorelines of these lakes to evaluate various factors involved in erosion susceptibility such as: steepness, soil texture, and ground cover (% native plants, invasive plants, bare ground, or paved surface). Methods and results of the erosion study and the vegetation survey are described in the sections below, with more detailed quantitative results found in the appendices.
Number of Pages
Capitol Region Watershed District (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Capitol Region Watershed District