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Rice Marsh Lake

swd-ricemarsh_lrg.jpgThe Rice Marsh Lake Subwatershed is a 3.46-square-mile subsection of the Riley Creek Subwatershed (a subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District) that drains to Rice Marsh Lake, which ultimately drains to Riley Creek.


Size 83 acres
Volume 375 acre-ft
Average depth 5 ft
Max depth 11 ft
Watershed size 966 acres
Land draining directly into 280 acres
MPCA lake classification Shallow
Impairment listing Not listed
Trophic status Hypereutrophic
Common fish Bluegill, White Sucker, Northern Pike
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Purple Loosestrife, Common Carp


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.

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