The 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.
|Average depth||5 ft|
|Max depth||14 ft|
|Watershed size||391 acres|
|Impervious surface||14% of watershed|
|MPCA lake classification||Shallow lake|
|Common fish||Black Bullhead, Fathead Minnow, Central Mudminnow|
|Invasive species||Curlyleaf Pondweed, Purple Loosestrife|
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