East Goose Lake

 Surface Area 120 acres
 Average Depth 5 ft
 Volume 635 acre-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. 

Meeting Summaries: 

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.

Follow-up to WBL Council following Oct. 22 meeting

October 22, 2019 City Council Presentation

July 2018 - Summary

June 2019 - Board meeting and science recommendations

January 2019 - Video recording

August 2019: VLAWMO recommendation to the City of White Bear Lake

Studies: East Goose Lake

Goose Lake Rough Fish Removal

East & West Goose Lakes Aquatic Plant Surveys

Whitaker Treatment Wetlands

An engineered wetland in White Bear Township to treat polluted stormwater runoff at the he…