Oxboro Lake Improvements

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Oxboro Lake is one of the few locations remaining east of the I-35W corridor that provides flood storage and sediment capture from storm water runoff before it is conveyed to Nine Mile Creek. Work done at Oxboro Lake translates to improved water quality in surrounding water bodies. Because of this, the Oxboro Project has been identified as a high priority project.

The main goal is to improve the function of Oxboro Lake as a storm water treatment basin. Other objectives include improving the appearance of the lake and looking after wildlife habitat while doing the project.

To restore the hydraulic capacity of Oxboro Lake, there is a need to remove the sediment from the lake bottom. The amount of sediment will range between 65,000 and 100,000 cubic yards. That’s enough sediment to fill 41 hockey rinks up to the top of the dasherboards! The work could begin as early as October 2021 and may continue into 2023.

We understand how important it is to our residents to preserve water quality in our local bodies of water. The City of Bloomington is committed to keeping you informed. Please take a look at the engagement opportunities at the bottom of this page, and share your thoughts.

Oxboro Lake is one of the few locations remaining east of the I-35W corridor that provides flood storage and sediment capture from storm water runoff before it is conveyed to Nine Mile Creek. Work done at Oxboro Lake translates to improved water quality in surrounding water bodies. Because of this, the Oxboro Project has been identified as a high priority project.

The main goal is to improve the function of Oxboro Lake as a storm water treatment basin. Other objectives include improving the appearance of the lake and looking after wildlife habitat while doing the project.

To restore the hydraulic capacity of Oxboro Lake, there is a need to remove the sediment from the lake bottom. The amount of sediment will range between 65,000 and 100,000 cubic yards. That’s enough sediment to fill 41 hockey rinks up to the top of the dasherboards! The work could begin as early as October 2021 and may continue into 2023.

We understand how important it is to our residents to preserve water quality in our local bodies of water. The City of Bloomington is committed to keeping you informed. Please take a look at the engagement opportunities at the bottom of this page, and share your thoughts.