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Silver Lake

swd-silver_lrg.jpgThe Silver Lake Subwatershed is a 0.56-square-mile subsection of the Purgatory Creek Subwatershed (a subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District) that drains to Silver Lake, which ultimately drains to Purgatory Creek.


Size 71 acres
Volume 190 acre-ft
Average depth 5 ft
Max depth 14 ft
Watershed size 407 acres
MPCA lake classification Shallow
Impairment listing Not Listed
Trophic status Hypereutrophic
Common fish Unknown
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Purple Loosestrife


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  • DNR Lakefinder
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  • MPCA Surface Water Data
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