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Bluff Creek

Length 6.8 miles
Elevation Change 232 ft
Watershed size 5.8 sq miles
# of cities in watershed 2
# of lake connected 0
# of monitoring sites 5
# of parks 3
Impairment listing Turbidity, Fish
Common fish Brook Stickleback, Northern Fathead Minnow
Invasive species Reed Canary Grass, Buckthorn

For more information about waterbody impairments, visit the Minnesota's Impaired Waters List webpage managed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


Bluff Creek Factsheet

Learn more about the Bluff Creek Subwatershed

Bluff Creek Factsheet

Related Projects

Bluff Creek Headwaters Ecological Restoration Project

This project will provide an ecologically diverse stream reach that significantly reduces streambank erosion, provides diverse habitat layers, improves the ecological functions, and enhances the public’s access and their understanding of why stable stream systems are important while providing improved inspection and maintenance access along a portion of Bluff Creek.

Pioneer Trail Wetland Restoration Project

The Pioneer Trail Wetland Restoration Project will restore wetland and upland habitats on seven acres of land owned by the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District. The wetland drains into Bluff Creek.

Bluff Creek Tributary Restoration

A project to stabilize the banks of Bluff Creek, decreasing sediment pollution and protecting wetland habitat

Chanhassen High School Stormwater Capture and Reuse

A project to capture stormwater before it flows to Bluff Creek, and reuse it to irrigate athletic fields.

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DNR StreamFinder

Get information about location, fishing regulations, water access sites and more.


MPCA Surface Water Data

Find historical lake and stream water quality data.


Metropolitan Council

View and download information on lakes, rivers, streams, rain gauges

land use in Bluff Creek