City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Prior Lake Water Level Update

Staff continues to monitor the weather and lake levels. Prior Lake levels increased by almost 5 inches due to the rain this week, to an elevation of about 903.08 (as of Thursday evening). Further rain will increase the level quickly due to the saturated conditions in the watershed and little upstream holding capacity. We’ve realized some relief from even higher lake levels due to the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District’s decision to open the low-flow gate on the Prior Lake Outlet Structure on April 26th. The Watershed District continues to operate the structure with the gate open (visit  www.plslwd.org/2017/04/low-flow-gate-opened/ for more information).

Staff will continue to provide lake level updates through various media sources and the Public Works Department has initiated a few early flood response protocols in the event water levels reach concerning levels that could start to impact city infrastructure and residents. Stay up to date by watching the Prior Lake website (www.cityofpriorlake.com). The easiest way to find the current lake level for Spring Lake or Prior Lake is to visit the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District website (www.plslwd.org) and click on the links near the top, listed after “Current Lake Levels”.

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