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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 248 acres
Average depth 16 ft
Max depth 31 ft
Watershed size 1,408 acres
Impervious surface 16% of watershed
MPCA lake classification Deep lake
Impairment listing Mercury, Nutrients, Fish
Common fish Bluegill, Yellow Bullhead, Walleye, Black Crappie
Invasive species Eurasian Watermilfoil, Common Carp, Brittle Naiad


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  • DNR Lakefinder
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