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Purgatory Creek

Length 12 miles
Elevation Change 178 ft
Watershed size 30 sq miles
# of cities in watershed 4
# of lakes connected 8
# of monitoring sites 10
# of parks 27
Impairment listing Not listed
Common fish Bluegill, White Sucker, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch
Invasive species Curlyleaf Pondweed, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Common Carp

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


Purgatory Creek Factsheet

Learn more about Purgatory Creek

Purgatory Creek Factsheet

Related Projects

Fire Station Two (Eden Prairie)

Through a grant from the Metropolitan Council, the District partnered with the city of Eden Prairie to implement water conservation practices at Fire Station Two.

Scenic Heights School Forest Restoration

This project will restore a healthy ecosystem in the school forest, one that promotes clean water in nearby Purgatory Creek, and provides habitat for wildlife.


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