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Lake Nokomis is one of several lakes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is located in the southern part of the city, west of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Hiawatha. The lake is oval in shape, with a long axis running northwest to southeast. Because the lower part of the lake is crossed by Cedar Avenue running north-south, the impression from the ground is that the lake is shaped like an L. The lake has an area of 204 acres. Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the river in the United States. ... Lake Hiawatha is located just north of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


Lake Nokomis has recently undergone a preservation project, creating areas of grassland around it. Several artificial ponds have been added to a more practical degree, as the areas where they are now were almost always flooded.


The lake is used by the surrounding population for many reasons. Fishing is excellent, as the lake is host to several game fish. The two beaches on the lake are popular recreation areas in the hot summers. And since the lake is surrounded by a relatively large park, many sports are practiced there. It has separate trails for pedestrians and bicyclists, with a distance around the lake of about three miles. 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ...


Lake Nokomis has been the site of one of the more unique activities in the Aquatennial celebration, the "Milk Carton Boat Race," from 1983 to 2000, although that event was relocated back to Lake Calhoun in 2001. The Aquatennial is an annual event held in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1940, and is known as The Ten Best Days of Summer. ... Two fishermen cast off the dock of Lake Calhoun at dusk, with the Minneapolis skyline in the background. ...


Up until 1998 the lake was noted for having a number of very large and old trees which spanned several feet in diameter along the east shore, but these were uprooted in 1998 when a severe storm with high winds moved through the area.


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Lake Nokomis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
Lake Nokomis is one of several lakes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Because the lower part of the lake is crossed by Cedar Avenue running north-south, the impression from the ground is that the lake is shaped like an L. Lake Nokomis has recently undergone a preservation project, creating areas of grassland around it.
Lake Nokomis has been the site of one of the more unique activities in the Aquatennial celebration, the "Milk Carton Boat Race," although that event has recently been relocated to Lake Calhoun.
Lake Nokomis (1775 words)
Lake Nokomis and its surrounding area is an integral part in the study of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed.
Ground water flows towards Lake Nokomis from the northwest, where the elevation is higher, through the lake toward the southeast, and eventually empties into the Mississippi River, where the elevation is lower.
Lake Nokomis was dredged in 1910 to convert it from a shallow lake to a recreational one.
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