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