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Lotus Lake

swd-lotus_lrg.jpgThe Lotus Lake Subwatershed is a 2.1-square-mile subsection of the Purgatory Creek Subwatershed (a subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District) that drains to Lotus Lake, which ultimately drains to Purgatory Creek.


Size 248acres
Volume 2500 acre-ft
Average depth 16 ft
Max depth 31 ft
Watershed size 1397 acres
Land draining directly into 316 acres
MPCA lake classification Deep
Impairment listing Mercury & Nutrients
Trophic status Hypereutrophic
Common fish Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Walleye
Invasive species Eurasian Watermilfoil, Common Carp, Brittle Naiad, Curlyleaf Pondweed


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