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Lake Riley

swd-duck_lrg.jpgThe Lake Riley Subwatershed is a 2.78-square-mile subsection of the Riley Creek Subwatershed (a subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District) that drains to Lake Riley, which ultimately drains to Riley Creek.

Characteristics

Size 297 acres
Volume 6,230 acre-ft
Average depth 23 ft
Max depth 49 ft
Watershed size 1,776 acres
Land draining directly into 818 acres
MPCA lake classification Deep
Impairment listing Mercury & Nutrients
Trophic status Eutrophic
Common fish Bluegill, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Yellow Bullhead
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Eurasion Watermilfoil, Common Carp, Zebra Mussels

 

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  • DNR Lakefinder
    Get information on water levels, fish stocking, and water clarity.
  • MPCA Surface Water Data
    Find historical lake and stream water quality data.
  • Metropolitan Council
    View and download information on lakes, rivers, streams, rain gauges and for the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

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