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Restore Your Shore Workshop - Thursday, July 18 Spring Lake Township Hall 6-7pm News

Join the Scott SWCD and the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District for an introductory workshop on restoring eroding shorelines and beautifying the area between your yard and the lake

Sand Point boat ramp is now scheduled to close on Monday, July 22nd through mid September News

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is scheduled to complete improvements at the Sand Point Public Water Access this summer, which will force its closure until the fall.

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Prior Lake, Lower Waterbody

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Waterbodies:

2023 Integrated Pest Management Plan (IMP) Document

Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2020-2022) Document

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Aquatic Vegetation Density Mapping - 2022 Report Document

2022 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Assessment and Aquatic Plant Survey Document

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Lower Prior Lake Bathymetry Map Document

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Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2019-2021) Document

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2020-2021 Integrated Pest Management Plan for Common Carp Document

2021 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Assessment and Aquatic Plant Survey Document

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2020 Water Resources Management Plan Document

2020 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed and Aquatic Plant Survey Report Document

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Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2017-2019) Document

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2019 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Report Document

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Sand Point Beach Park Project Project

The Sand Point Beach Park Pond Improvements Project improves the efficiency of stormwater treatment before it enters Prior Lake. The project includes three components: Maintenance & Expansion of the Two Existing Ponds, Iron-Enhanced Sand Filter, and Prairie Restoration.

Watzl’s Beach Shoreline Restoration Project

The shoreline area at Watzl’s beach was previously dominated by invasive plants and erosion was occurring at the shoreline. As such, the site was in desperate need of restoration.

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Project Fact Sheet & Map Document

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Indian Ridge Water Quality Improvement Project

The project will filter out sediments and nutrients from the stormwater that runs off properties and streets in the Indian Ridge Park neighborhood before it reaches Lower Prior Lake.

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Carp Management Grant Project Factsheet (2015-17) Document

2017 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Report Document

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Fish Point Park Retrofits Project

The Fish Point Park Retrofit project includes three elements: retrofitting an existing ditch section with in-line iron-sand filters, expanding storage capacity and creating wetland upstream of the ditch, and installing a new predictive control structure in the existing berm.

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Indian Ridge Water Quality Improvement Flier Document

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Article: Prior Lake Elevation Analysis Document

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Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2014-2016) Document

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Aquatic Vegetation Density Mapping – BioBase 2015 Report Document

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2016 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Aquatic Plant Evaluation Document

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2016 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Assessment Document

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Fish Point Park Retrofit Factsheet Document

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Carp Management Project Factsheet Document

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2023 Integrated Pest Management Plan (IMP) Document

Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2020-2022) Document

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Waterbodies: Topic: Resource topic:

Aquatic Vegetation Density Mapping - 2022 Report Document

2022 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Assessment and Aquatic Plant Survey Document

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Lower Prior Lake Bathymetry Map Document

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Waterbodies: Topic:
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Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2019-2021) Document

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Waterbodies: Topic: Resource topic:

2020-2021 Integrated Pest Management Plan for Common Carp Document

2021 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Assessment and Aquatic Plant Survey Document

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2020 Water Resources Management Plan Document

2020 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed and Aquatic Plant Survey Report Document

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Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2017-2019) Document

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Waterbodies: Topic: Resource topic:

2019 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Report Document

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Project Fact Sheet & Map Document

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Carp Management Grant Project Factsheet (2015-17) Document

2017 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Report Document

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Indian Ridge Water Quality Improvement Flier Document

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Waterbodies: Topic: Resource topic:

Article: Prior Lake Elevation Analysis Document

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Waterbodies: Topic: Resource topic:

Lower Prior Lake Water Quality Report Card (2014-2016) Document

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Waterbodies: Topic: Resource topic:

Aquatic Vegetation Density Mapping – BioBase 2015 Report Document

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2016 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Aquatic Plant Evaluation Document

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2016 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Assessment Document

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Fish Point Park Retrofit Factsheet Document

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Carp Management Project Factsheet Document

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Prior Lake Historic Elevations Graph 1970-2015 Document

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2015 Upper and Lower Prior Lake Curlyleaf Pondweed Assessment and Aquatic Plant Survey Document

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2015 PLSLWD Aquatic Plant Summary Document

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2008 Curlyleaf and Eurasian Watermilfoil Growth Potential based on Lake Sediment Characteristics for Spring, Fish, Upper Prior, and Lower Prior Lakes Document

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1993 Diagnostic & Feasibility Study of Spring and Prior Lakes Document

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Restore Your Shore Workshop - Thursday, July 18 Spring Lake Township Hall 6-7pm News

Join the Scott SWCD and the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District for an introductory workshop on restoring eroding shorelines and beautifying the area between your yard and the lake

Sand Point boat ramp is now scheduled to close on Monday, July 22nd through mid September News

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is scheduled to complete improvements at the Sand Point Public Water Access this summer, which will force its closure until the fall.

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Sand Point Beach Park Project Project

The Sand Point Beach Park Pond Improvements Project improves the efficiency of stormwater treatment before it enters Prior Lake. The project includes three components: Maintenance & Expansion of the Two Existing Ponds, Iron-Enhanced Sand Filter, and Prairie Restoration.

Watzl’s Beach Shoreline Restoration Project

The shoreline area at Watzl’s beach was previously dominated by invasive plants and erosion was occurring at the shoreline. As such, the site was in desperate need of restoration.

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Indian Ridge Water Quality Improvement Project

The project will filter out sediments and nutrients from the stormwater that runs off properties and streets in the Indian Ridge Park neighborhood before it reaches Lower Prior Lake.

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Fish Point Park Retrofits Project

The Fish Point Park Retrofit project includes three elements: retrofitting an existing ditch section with in-line iron-sand filters, expanding storage capacity and creating wetland upstream of the ditch, and installing a new predictive control structure in the existing berm.

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Prior Lake Outlet Structure Reconstruction Project

Normal wear and tear on the outlet structure resulted in cracking to the structure and diminishing efficiency. The outlet structure was replaced in 2010.

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