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Staring Lake

swd-duck_lrg.jpgThe Duck Lake Subwatershed is a 0.36-square-mile subsection of the Purgatory Creek Subwatershed (a subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District) that drains to Duck Lake, which ultimately drains to Purgatory Creek.


Size 166 acres
Volume 1,220 acre-ft
Average depth 7 ft
Max depth 16 ft
Watershed size 10,206 acres
Land draining directly into 314 acres
MPCA lake classification Shallow
Impairment listing Mercury & Nutrients
Trophic status Hypereutrophic
Common fish Bluegill, Black Crappie, Black Bullhead
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Eurasion Watermilfoil, Common Carp, Brittle Naiad


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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