Thole Lake

Quick Facts

DNR Lake ID Number:  70-012001
Surface Area:  118.52 acres
Littoral Area:  
118.52 acres
Lake Watershed Area:  
1,797 acres
Shore Length:  
5.18 miles
Maximum Depth:  
12 feet
Watershed to Lake Ratio: 
12.1  
Ordinary High Water Level:  
945.2 feet above sea level
Public Boat Access:  Located 4 mi South of Shakopee on County Road 79
Water Quality Impairment Status:  Impaired for nutrients and mercury.

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Water Quality

Water Quality 1984 - 2021

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Invasive Species

Thole Lake is infested with the aquatic invasive species Potamogeton crispus or curlyleaf pondweed since before 1995 and with Myriophyllum spicatum or Eurasian watermilfoil since 2001.  

More information on curlyleaf pondweed: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquaticplants/curlyleaf_pondweed.html

More information on Eurasian watermilfoil: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquaticplants/milfoil/index.html

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Curlyleaf pondweed

Lake Vegetation Surveys2008, 2012, 2013

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Studies/Reports

Lower Minnesota River Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Report