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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
Average depth 5.3 ft
Max depth 19 ft
Watershed size 937 acres
Impervious surface 30% of watershed
MPCA lake classification Shallow lake
Impairment listing Mercury
Common fish Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Purple Loosestrife


Learn More

  • 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.