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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 Common Carp

For more information about waterbody impairments, visit the Minnesota's Impaired Waters List webpage managed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


Riley Creek Factsheet

Learn more about Riley Creek

Riley Creek Factsheet

Related Projects

Middle Riley Creek Stabilization Project

This project will stabilize 970 feet of Riley Creek within the Bearpath Golf and Country Club.

Lower Riley Creek Ecological Restoration

The District with the City of Eden Prairie and the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District are working together to stabilize and enhance the creek.


DNR StreamFinder

Get information about location, fishing regulations, water access sites and more.


MPCA Surface Water Data

Find historical lake and stream water quality data.


Metropolitan Council

View and download information on lakes, rivers, streams, rain gauges

Riley Creek land use