|Surface Area||120 acres|
|Average Depth||5 ft|
|Subwatershed Area||578 acres|
|Location||White Bear Lake|
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East Goose Lake is the basin east of Highway 61, which separates both East and West Goose Lake. The two basins are connected by two culverts that run under Highway 61. East Goose Lake is well above state standards for nutrients and is on the MPCA's List of Impaired Waters. The lake was included in Lambert Creek's total maximum daily load (TMDL) for nutrient reduction. Sediment cores were taken in summer 2015 to determine how prone to stirring and resuspension lake sediments, as well as how well lake sediments bind and retain phosphorus within the lake. This provides a clue as to how much the stirring of lake sediment has to do with nutrient loading and impairment, as well as possible means to treat the lake's nutrient problem.
Goose Lake, both East and West, are considered the headwaters of Lambert Creek, and eventually drain into East Vadnais Lake, the drinking water reservoir for St. Paul Regional Water Service customers.
The following documents serve as a guide for stakeholders to review the meeting summaries and recommendations concerning Goose Lake.
Goose Lake Alum Treatment and other Improvement Efforts: A comprehensive summary of Goose Lake issues, including visuals and frequently asked questions.