Oxboro Lake Maintenance

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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.

  • Notice of Comment Period

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    CITY OF BLOOMINGTON

    NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD


    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Bloomington wishes to notify all interested parties of the availability of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the proposed Oxboro Lake Maintenance Project. The EAW includes review of sediment removal, culvert reconstruction and some shoreline stabilization and restoration within Oxboro Lake. The project will improve the lake’s functionality and water quality while improving the quality of the water leaving the lake and flowing into Nine Mile Creek. The EAW, which assesses the potential environmental impacts of the project, will be available to view electronically at https://letstalk.bloomingtonmn.gov/oxboro and during business hours at the following location:


    • Bloomington City Hall, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431


    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a 30-day public comment period for the EAW began on July 20, 2021. A Project Information and Public Meeting will also be conducted at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Oxboro Lake Park (9301 Syndicate Avenue).


    The purpose of this notice is to provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the EAW. Individuals or representatives of organizations are encouraged to submit written comments prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Please submit comments to Steve Gurney, Water Resources Specialist, City of Bloomington, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431.


    All interested parties will be heard.


    Dated this 22nd day of July 2021.


    Steve Gurney

    Water Resources Specialist


    The City of Bloomington is subject to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities. The City is committed to full implementation of the Act to our services, programs, and activities. Information regarding the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the City Administrator's office at 952-563-8700.

  • News

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    We'd like to share the progress on Oxboro Lake Improvements. Look to this section for updates on the project.