WATERBODIES

Vlawmo's Lakes and streams

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Amelia Lake

Amelia Lake has a surface area of 195 acres and a maximum depth of 4 feet

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Amelia Lake
Birch Lake

Birch Lake has a surface area of 125 acres with an average depth of 6 feet.

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Birch Lake
Black Lake

Black Lake is surrounded by wetlands and has a surface area of 11 acres

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Black Lake
Charley Lake

Charley Lake has a surface area of 38 acres and a maximum depth of 21 feet

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Charley Lake
Deep Lake

Deep Lake has a surface area of 78 acres and a maximum depth of 11 feet

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Deep Lake
East Goose Lake

East Goose Lake has a surface area of 120 acres and an average depth of 6 feet.

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East Goose Lake
Fish Lake

Fish Lake has a surface area of 5 acres and a maximum depth of 20 feet

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Fish Lake
Gem Lake

Gem Lake has a surface area of 40 acres and an average depth of 9 feet.

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Gem Lake
Gilfillan Lake

Gilfillan Lake has a surface area of 102 acres and was a naturally-occuring tamarack wetland. Gilfillan has more than 2 miles of shoreline.

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Gilfillan Lake
Lambert Creek

Lambert Creek has a length of 4.5 miles and a watershed area of 4943 acres

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Lambert Creek
Ox Lake

Ox Lake has a surface area of 10 acres

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Ox Lake
Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake has a surface area of 690 acres and maximum depth of 58 feet

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Pleasant Lake
Sucker Lake

Sucker Lake has a surface area of 61 acres and a maximum depth of 26 feet

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Sucker Lake
Tamarack Lake

Tamarack Lake has a surface area of 15 acres and a maximum depth of 10 feet

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Tamarack Lake
Vadnais Lake

Vadnais Lake has a surface area of 622 acres and a maximum depth of 58 feet

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Vadnais Lake
West Goose Lake

West Goose Lake has a surface area of 25 acres and an average depth of 4 feet.

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West Goose Lake
Wilkinson Lake

Wilkinson Lake has a surface area of 105 acres and an average depth of 2 feet.

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Wilkinson Lake

VLAWMO began the Citizens Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP) in 1997 to monitor several lakes and ponds within the watershed that were identified as having local significance. CLMP volunteers and VLAWMO staff collect samples from 12 water bodies: Amelia Lake, Birch Lake, Black Lake, Charley Lake, Deep Lake, Gem Lake, Gilfillan Lake, East Goose Lake, West Goose Lake, Tamarack Lake, West Vadnais Lake, and Wilkinson Lake. These lakes are all shallow with depths no greater than 9 feet. Samples are also collected at 6 locations along Lambert Creek as part of the Organization's mission to protect and improve the water-related environment. The data received from the monitoring is used by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to determine the health of the state's waters. Lambert Creek and 5 of the lakes have been listed on the Impaired Waters List and are now part of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study. These water bodies no longer meet State water quality standards due to excess nutrients (phosphorus), or bacteria (E. coli).
VLAWMO works in conjunction with the St. Paul Regional Water Service (SPRWS) on water quality monitoring. The SPRWS monitors the direct surface water flow into East Vadnais Lake to assure high quality drinking water for over 400,000 consumers. The SPRWS monitors the main chain of lakes (Charley Lake, Pleasant Lake, Sucker Lake and Vadnais Lake) and portions of Lambert Creek.

Monitoring Reports