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Purgatory Creek

swd-purgcreek_lrg.jpgThe Purgatory Creek Watershed is a subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District that drains to Purgatory Creek.


Length 12 miles
Elevation Change 178 ft
Watershed size 30 sq miles
# of cities in watershed 4
# of lakes connected 8
# of monitoring sites 10
# of parks 27
Impairment listing Not listed
Common fish Bluegill, White Sucker, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Common Carp


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