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Lake Idlewild

Lake_Idlewild.jpgLocated in Eden Prairie, Idlewild is a part of the Purgatory Creek Watershed. Painted turtles are a common site in this small basin, which is completely surrounded by commercial development.


Size 12 acres
Volume 51 acre-ft
Average depth 4 ft
Max depth 8.2 ft
Watershed size 89 acres
MPCA lake classification Not classified
Impairment listing Not listed
Trophic status Hypereutrophic
Common fish Bluegill, Black Crappie, Black Bullhead, Golden Shiner
Invasive species None Listed


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