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Riley Creek

swd-rileycreek_lrg.jpgThe Riley Creek Watershed is a 2.13-square-mile subsection of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District that drains to Riley Creek.


Length 9.6 miles
Elevation Change 230 ft
Watershed size 10 sq miles
# of cities in watershed 2
# of lakes connected 5
# of monitoring sites 5
# of parks Deep
Impairment Turbidity
Common fish Green Sunfish, Fathead Minnow, Bluntnose Minnow
Invasive species Buckthorn, Common Carp


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  • DNR Lakefinder
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  • MPCA Surface Water Data
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  • Metropolitan Council
    View and download information on lakes, rivers, streams, rain gauges and for the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.