A 103-acre shallow lake outlets to Battle Creek before entering the Mississippi River.
Battle Creek Lake is used for a variety of recreational purposes, including motor boating, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and viewing. There is a public boat access at the southeast corner of the lake in Shawnee Park. The lake receives flows from Tanners Lake and runoff from its direct tributary area.
|Tributary area||2,638 acres|
|Downstream waterbody||Battle Creek|
|DNR code||82‑0091P (click for LakeFinder data)|
|Surface area||103 acres|
|Average depth||4 feet|
|Maximum depth||15 feet|
|MPCA designations||Shallow lake; impaired for mercury and chloride|
|Accountable municipalities||Landfall, Oakdale, Woodbury, Washington County|
|Nutrient water quality classification||At risk|
The following graphs show the growing season average measurements in Battle Creek Lake for chlorophyll-a, total phosphorus and secchi transparency. Battle Creek Lake is sampled for water quality parameters every two weeks from May through September.
Since first establishing water quality goals for Battle Creek Lake , we have completed several projects, which contributed to significant improvements in water quality. These improvements have resulted in Battle Creek Lake being removed from the MPCA’s Impaired Waters List for excess nutrients in 2014. Notable District water quality improvement projects in the watershed include:
You can find detailed information on Battle Creek Lake and its tributary area in our watershed management plan.