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Mitchell Lake

swd-mitchell_lrg.jpgThe Mitchell Lake Subwatershed is a 1.53-square-mile subsection of the Purgatory Creek Subwatershed (a subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District) that drains to Mitchell Lake, which ultimately drains to Purgatory Creek.


Size 124 acres
Volume 729 acre-ft
Average depth 5.3 ft
Max depth 19 ft
Watershed size 937 acres
Land draining directly into 154 acres
MPCA lake classification Shallow
Impairment listing Mercury
Trophic status Hypereutrophic
Common fish Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Purple Loosestrife


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